What Happened on May 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Famous Birthdays

  • Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress

Famous Deaths

  • Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
  • Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • Redmond "Edmond" O'Brien, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies of Alzheimer's at 69