On This Day

1985 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 420

  • Sep 24 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • Sep 25 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • Sep 25 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
  • Sep 26 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
  • Sep 27 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
  • Sep 27 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12
  • Sep 28 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • Sep 29 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
  • Sep 29 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • Oct 1 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • Oct 2 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
  • Oct 3 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • Oct 3 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution

BeatificationBeatification

Oct 3 Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 3 South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution

  • Oct 3 Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18
  • Oct 4 Shi'ite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
  • Oct 4 Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA
  • Oct 5 Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
  • Oct 6 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • Oct 6 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • Oct 7 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Oct 7 KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission
  • Oct 7 PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
  • Oct 8 "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 9 Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
  • Oct 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 10 Sudan adopts interim constitution
  • Oct 10 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
  • Oct 11 Atlantis (51-J) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

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Oct 11 President Reagan bans import of South African Krugerrands to the USA

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 11 US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • Oct 12 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for maintenance of STS 61A mission
  • Oct 12 Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
  • Oct 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • Oct 13 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 15 Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Oct 15 Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
  • Oct 15 Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
  • Oct 16 Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission

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Oct 16 Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Oct 16 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
  • Oct 17 French author Claude Simon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 25 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
  • Oct 26 Hurricane Juan kills 97 in US
  • Oct 27 Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
  • Oct 27 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's
  • Oct 28 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan
  • Oct 29 Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump
  • Oct 29 Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.
  • Oct 30 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
  • Nov 1 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • Nov 3 President Alfonsín's Radical Burgerunie wins in Argentine legislative elections
  • Nov 6 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • Nov 6 M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • Nov 6 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • Nov 6 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • Nov 7 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
  • Nov 8 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
  • Nov 9 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
  • Nov 11 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • Nov 11 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
  • Nov 12 STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 12 Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
  • Nov 13 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero
  • Nov 14 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
  • Nov 15 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Nov 16 President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 17 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • Nov 18 Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
  • Nov 18 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
  • Nov 19 Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time
  • Nov 19 In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
  • Nov 20 Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released
  • Nov 22 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
  • Nov 22 Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
  • Nov 22 PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
  • Nov 23 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • Nov 23 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
  • Nov 24 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • Nov 26 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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Nov 26 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 27 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
  • Nov 28 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Dec 1 STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Dec 1 South Africa's Cosatu union centre forms
  • Dec 2 Philipine Chief of Staff General Fabian speaks of Benigno Aquino's murder
  • Dec 3 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB

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Dec 4 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Dec 4 President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser
  • Dec 5 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
  • Dec 5 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Dec 5 Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7 Atlantis (61-B) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • Dec 8 Ken O'Brien's 96 yard TD pass (NY Jet record) to Wesley Walker
  • Dec 9 Phoenix, Arizona, gets 3" of snow
  • Dec 10 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by US Congress

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