On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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), dies of AIDS at 32
1985 Highlights

About October 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra