What Happened on September 22, 1985

Historical Events

  • 37th Emmy Awards: "Cagney & Lacey", "The Cosby Show" and Tyne Daly win

Sports History

Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson

Farm Aid Concert

First Farm Aid benefit concert, Champaign, Illinois; organized by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp; performers included Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Hoyt Axton, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, and Emmylou Harris [1]

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”

  • St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Diehl, American jazz pianist, and composer (Three Streams of Expression), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress (Orphan Black), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73

About September 22, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

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