On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1985

Historical Events

NYC Women's Marathon

15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

Long Distance Runner Grete Waitz
Long Distance Runner
Grete Waitz
  • 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions

Sports History

Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
  • KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's
1985 Highlights

About October 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio