On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Race riot in Birmingham, England

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestLuka Modrić

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

Footballer Luka Modrić
Luka Modrić

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? 35 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo