What Happened on May 6, 1985

Historical Events

  • 17th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (51-B): Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB

Album Release

Columbia Records releases "Rhythm & Romance", the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, the album was her first to feature her songwriting on a majority of the tracks

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Paul, American basketball point guard (9-time NBA All Star), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • Pete Desjardins, American diver (Olympic gold 10m platform, 3m springboard 1928), dies at 78

About May 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crazy For You - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: 19 - Paul Hardcastle