On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1985

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Jefferson, American basketball player, born in Monticello, Mississippi
  • Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English Army Lt-General, author (A Full Life; Corps Commander), and film consultant (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 89
  • Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), dies at 86
1985 Highlights

About January 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn