On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1985

Historical Events

Historic Event

American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent

Boxing Title Fight

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion


Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Wicks, British fitness coach, TV presenter (The Body Coach), and author (Lean in 15), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor

Famous Deaths

  • Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
1985 Highlights

About September 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo