On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress (Neerja), born in Bombay, India