What Happened on September 9, 1985

Historical Events

Historic Event

President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

  • Race riot in Birmingham, England

Famous Birthdays

  • J.R. Smith, American basketball player, born in Freehold, New Jersey

Luka ModrićLuka Modrić (37 years old)

Croatian footballer (Real Madrid C.F.) and captain of Croatia, born in Zadar, Croatia, Yugoslavia


Famous Deaths

  • Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), dies from cancer at 52 [1]
1985 Highlights

About September 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 4 months and 28 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