On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1985

Historical Events

Music History

"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

Album Release

Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

  • West Indian cricket batsman Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 in a tour match against Warwickshire at Taunton; 42 fours and 8 sixes of 258 balls

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricket wicket-keeper and batsman (26 Tests, 63 dismissals; 94 ODI; 32 T20I), born in Udangudi, India
  • Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian athlete (5,000m WR 14:11.15 2008; Olympic gold 5000m, 10000m 2008; 10000m 2012), born in Bekoji, Arsi Province, Ethiopia

Famous Weddings

Merle Haggard

Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret; divorce in 1991

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
1985 Highlights

About June 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini