On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV
  • En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

Boxing Title Fight

Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Rembrandt's painting DanaĆ« is attacked by man later judged insane; he throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with his knife
  • Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish pop singer (Girls Aloud - "Sound of the Underground"; "The Promise"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
1985 Highlights

About June 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini