On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1985

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • Houston's Bill Fitch becomes the 6th coach in NBA history to post 600 wins as the Rockets beat the New Jersey Nets, 97-93

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina
1985 Highlights

About January 28, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius