On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1985

Historical Events

  • 39 remaining hostages from hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
  • Revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 191 performances
  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Edgewood Tahore GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Senior Open titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Cody Runnels, American wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer, born in San Isidro, Argentina

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist, born in Nakło nad Notecią, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • James Dewar, Canadian inventor and baker (Twinkie cake), dies at 88
1985 Highlights

About June 30, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer