On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1985

Historical Events

  • Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

Famous Birthdays

  • Shaun Livingston, American basketball player, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • Masako Natsume [Odate], Japanese actress and model (Tripitaka in "Monkey"), dies of leukaemia at 27
  • William Alwyn, English composer, dies at 79
1985 Highlights

About September 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo