On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1985

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 78
1985 Highlights

About May 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus