What Happened on September 29, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Television Debut

"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
  • Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Johnson, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Detroit Lions, 6-time Pro Bowl), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Candice LeRae, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Riverside, California

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Markarian, Armenian astrophysicist (Markarian galaxies), dies at 71
1985 Highlights

About September 29, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  • UK #1 Song: If I Was - Midge Ure