On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth

Music releaseAlbum Release

Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

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? 35 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini