On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1985

Historical Events

  • 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • England cricket swing bowler Richard Ellison with 5 for 76 helps dismiss Australia for 129 in 6th Test win at the Oval; England regains Ashes 3-1
  • NY Mets catcher Gary Carter smashes 3 consecutive HRs in an 8-3 win v San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelvin Wilson, English footballer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Scott Carson, English footballer, born in Whitehaven, England

Famous Deaths

  • (Jonathon) "Jo" Jones, American jazz drummer, and percussionist (Count Basie), dies of pneumonia at 73
  • John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
1985 Highlights

About September 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo