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

Music History

Little Richard seriously injured in a single car accident in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard

Famous Birthdays

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American pop and R&B singer-songwriter ("Just the Way You Are", "The Lazy Song"; "Uptown Funk"), 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? 36 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra