On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1985

Historical Events

  • U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors

Famous Deaths

  • Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager, dies at 62
1985 Highlights

About September 10, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo