On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1985

Historical Events

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

Garry 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

Sports History

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

  • 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
1985 Highlights

About November 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio