What Happened on October 12, 1985

Historical Events

  • Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for maintenance of STS 61A mission
  • Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Calgary, Alberta
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Ricky Wilson, American rock guitarist (B-52's - "Love Shack"), dies of AIDS at 32

About October 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 25 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