On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB 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, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32