What Happened on June 30, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • 6th US Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Seniors Open titles
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June

Famous Birthdays

  • Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer

Person of interestMichael Phelps

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

  • Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist

Famous Deaths

  • James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies