What Happened on November 9, 1985

Historical Events

  • Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "The News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC, after 4 performances

Sports History

Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Garry Kasparov Becomes World Chess Champion

Russia's Garry Kasparov (22) becomes the youngest ever World Chess Champion, with a 13-11 win over fellow countryman Anatoly Karpov

  • Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
1985 History

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs

About November 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 29 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