On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1985

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

Music concertFarm 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

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

Sinking ShipThe 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.”

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress (Orphan Black), born in Regina, Saskatchewan

Famous Deaths

  • Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
1985 Highlights

About September 22, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo