On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1985

Historical Events

  • 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution


Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
  • Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • Maurice Copeland, American actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
1985 Highlights

About October 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra