On This Day

October 15, 1985 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
  • Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

Deaths in History

  • Meret Oppenheim, German born Swiss surrealist artist, dies at 72
1985 in History