What Happened on September 15, 1985

Historical Events

  • New York Yankees trade 25-year-old pitching prospect Jim Deshaies to Houston Astros for 40-year-old pitcher Joe Niekro

Historic Event

Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government

  • Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up

Famous Deaths

  • (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), dies of kidney problems at 74
1985 Highlights

About September 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

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