On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1985

Historical Events

  • Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
  • In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco

Historic Event

US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time


Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Eagles, English footballer, born in Hemel Hempstead, England

Famous Deaths

  • Lall Singh, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
1985 Highlights

About November 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio