What Happened on September 6, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

  • Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver, born in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer, born in MalĂ©, Maldives
  • Webbie [Webster Gradney, Jr.], American rapper, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • Leon Orthel, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 79
1985 Highlights

About September 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 4 months and 20 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