On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1985

Historical Events

  • Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

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? 35 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio