What Happened on September 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, California
  • Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; beats John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant

Famous Deaths

  • John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84