What Happened on October 6, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia

Sports History

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.
1985 History

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

About October 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  • UK #1 Song: The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush