On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor, born in Burnaby, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Yoon So-yi, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

LoveWedding of Interest

NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

Famous Deaths

  • Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1985 Highlights

About January 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn