On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1985

Historical Events

  • Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission

Historic Event

Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

  • KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's; Ted Knight Show; Duke), dies at 78
1985 Highlights

About October 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra