What Happened on January 3, 1985

Historical Events

  • Future Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin scores 110 on debut in drawn 3rd Test against England in Kolkata
  • Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

Music History

Leontyne Price makes her final operatic appearance in a televised performance of "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Event of Interest

Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

1985 History

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), dies at 93

About January 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid