What Happened on September 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • NY Mets catcher Gary Carter's 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB record of 5 HRs in 2 games
  • Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaillie Humphries, Canadian-American bobsledder (Olympic gold 2-woman [Canada] 2010, 14; monobob [USA] 2022), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), dies at 74
1985 Highlights

About September 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
  • UK #1 Song: Dancing in the Streets - David Bowie & Mick Jagger