What Happened on January 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestLewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver (World Champion 2008, 2014, 2015, 57 Formula One victories), born in Stevenage, England

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married


Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)