On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -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, 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