On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1985

Historical Events

  • 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1,300 for 1st time
  • FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
  • Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti

Famous Deaths

  • George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
1985 Highlights

About May 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus