On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French McLaren driver Alain Prost clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with a 4th placing in the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games; at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out, beating Toronto 8-0
  • PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.

Famous Deaths

  • Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning bandleader, conductor, and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), dies of complications from cirrhosis of the liver at 64
1985 Highlights

About October 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra