What Happened on January 7, 1985

Historical Events

  • Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane, Washington, changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)

Hall of Fame

Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Music Premiere

Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", still starring Yul Brynner opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 191 performances

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (38 years old)

English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2008, 14-15, 17-20), born in Stevenage, England

Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)

About January 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid