What Happened on November 6, 1985

Historical Events

  • 22nd NASA Space Shuttle Mission (61-A): Challenger 9 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California

Famous Deaths

  • Joel Crothers, American actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
1985 Highlights

About November 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
  • UK #1 Song: The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush