On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1985

Historical Events

  • Bill Elliott claims a $1 million bonus for winning 3 of the 4 crown jewel races on the NASCAR schedule: the Daytona 500, Winston 500 and Southern 500
  • Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello
  • US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland

Famous Birthdays

  • Camile Velasco, Filipino-American singer

Famous Deaths

  • James Pitman, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet), dies at 84
  • Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
1985 Highlights

About September 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo