On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Alain Boubil and Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBruno Mars

Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
  • Eiji Wentz, Japanese American entertainer (WaT), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Klinghoffer, American murdered by hijackers of the Achille Lauro when they threw him off the boat at 69
  • Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist, dies at 65
  • Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
1985 Highlights

About October 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra