On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1985

Historical Events

  • Sudan adopts interim constitution
  • US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Himelstein, American actor (Austin Powers in Goldmember), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Beveren, Belgium

Famous Deaths

Person of interestOrson Welles

Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

Person of interestYul Brynner

Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

1985 Highlights

About October 10, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra