On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1985

Historical Events

  • Atlantis moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 61-B mission

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Osbourne, English television star, born in St John's Wood, London

Famous Weddings

Ken Follett

Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Famous Deaths

  • Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), dies at 53
  • Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), dies at 86
1985 Highlights

About November 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio