What Happened on May 2, 1985

Historical Events

  • US performs underground nuclear test "Towanda" at Nevada Test Site, with an estimated 150 ton yield

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nugent, English footballer, born in Huyton, England
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player, born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Kyle BuschKyle Busch (38 years old)

American auto racer, (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2015), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Lily AllenLily Allen (38 years old)

English singer-songwriter ("It's Not Me, It's You") and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

  • Sarah Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Hal LeRoy [John LeRoy Schotte], American vaudeville, Broadway and film dancer (Ziegfeld's Follies of 1931), dies at 71 after surgery
  • Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 75
  • Milton S Eisenhower, US diplomat, dies at 85
1985 Highlights

About May 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are The World - USA For Africa
  • UK #1 Song: Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson