On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1985

Historical Events

  • 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission
  • Lynette Woodward chosen as 1st woman in Harlem Globetrotters
  • PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Longoria, American baseball player, born in Downey, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cemal Re┼čit Rey, Turkish composer, dies at 81
1985 Highlights

About October 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra