June 15, 1985 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
  • Rembrandt's painting DanaĆ« is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
  • Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

Deaths in History

  • Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)