On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1985

Historical Events

Summit of Interest

President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Famous Birthdays

  • Sanna Marin, Finnish politician, youngest-ever Prime Minister of Finland (2019-), born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • John Sparkman, American politician (Sen-D-Alabama 1946-79, Rep-D-Alabama 1937-46), dies at 85
  • Stuart Chase, American writer and economist (The Tragedy of Waste), dies at 97
1985 Highlights

About November 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio