What Happened on September 11, 1985

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

  • Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Shaun Livingston, American basketball player, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler, dies jumping from a plane to his death with $15 million in cocaine at 40
  • Masako Natsume [Odate], Japanese actress and model (Tripitaka in "Monkey"), dies of leukemia at 27
  • William Alwyn, English composer, dies at 79

About September 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing in the Streets - David Bowie & Mick Jagger