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
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

Orson WellesOrson Welles (1915-1985)

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

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner (1920-1985)

Russian-Swiss Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actor (The King and I; The Ten Commandments), dies of lung cancer at 65

About October 10, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  • UK #1 Song: The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush