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 releases his "Dare To Be Stupid" album

Cricket History

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

1985 History

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
Born in 1985

Famous Weddings

Merle Haggard

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

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Greene, English stage and screen actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

About June 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everything She Wants - Wham!
  • UK #1 Song: 19 - Paul Hardcastle