On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1985

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
  • Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • Walter L√≥pez, Uruguayan footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
  • Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 68
1985 Highlights

About October 15, 1985

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra