On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1985

Historical Events

  • 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (San Diego Padres)
  • Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • Wayne King, American saxophonist and bandleader, known as the Waltz King ("The Waltz You Saved for Me"), dies at 84
1985 Highlights

About July 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer