On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • US Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
  • Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro

Famous Deaths

  • Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 77