On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances

World RecordGarry Kasparov Becomes World Chess Champion

Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov
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Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov in Moscow on November 9, 1985
Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov in Moscow on November 9, 1985

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed

Famous Deaths

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