What Happened on November 19, 1985

Historical Events

Music History

Herb Gardner's stage comedy "I'm Not Rappaport", starring Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little, opens at the Booth Theatre, NYC; runs 891 performances, with 3 Tony Award wins

  • In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco

Event of Interest

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

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Eagles, English footballer, born in Hemel Hempstead, England
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Lall Singh, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies at 75
  • Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83

About November 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Built This City - Starship
  • UK #1 Song: A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey