On This Day

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.

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Historic Event

Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), dies at 93
1985 Highlights

About January 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn