On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1985

Historical Events

  • "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
  • 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
  • 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
1985 Highlights

About June 30, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer