What Happened on January 31, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African President P. W. Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Federici, Australian footballer
  • Mario Williams, NFL player

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother in The Cowsills band, dies of emphysema at 56