On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1985

Historical Events

  • American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 4th career Grand Slam title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBA Championship, Boston Garden: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 111-100 for a 4 games to 2 series victory; Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress (Neerja), born in Bombay, India
1985 Highlights

About June 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini