On This Day

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

Person of interestLily Allen

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

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Sarah Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York

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? 36 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus