On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle wins his only Open title by 1 stroke from runner-up Payne Stewart; last time event features double cut (after 36 and 54 holes), introduced in 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Von Wafer, American basketball player, born in Homer, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Mickey Shaughnessy, actor (Chicago Teddy Bears), dies at 65
  • Vicki Vola, actress (Miss Miller-Mr District Attorney)
1985 Highlights

About July 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer