August 1, 1985 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74

Deaths in History

  • Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92