Events in year of 1985

  • 01-01International Youth Year begins
  • 01-01VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • 01-0290th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 01-02Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • 01-02Egyptian President Mubarak reappoints Coptic Pope Shenuda III
  • 01-02Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 01-02Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • 01-03Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • 01-03Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 01-05Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
  • 01-05Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 01-07"King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 01-07KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 01-09Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 01-10Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua
  • 01-1323rd Tennis Federation Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 01-1399-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 01-13Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 01-13Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
  • 01-13Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
  • 01-1416 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
  • 01-14M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
  • 01-15Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell
  • 01-15Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected President
  • 01-15Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years
  • 01-16"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • 01-17Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (vs. England)
  • 01-18US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • 01-19"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • 01-194 die in a car and train crash in Buda, Illinois

People born in year of 1985

  • 01-28Athina Onassis: Daughter of Christina
  • 01-31Andrew Giuliani: Son of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)
  • 02-07Tina Majorino: Actress (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • 02-14Jacob Parker: Actor (Evening Shade)
  • 04-22Lauri Hendler: Fort Belvoir, Virginia -- Actress (Julie-Gimme a Break)
  • 05-21Frustaci Septuplets: California, United States -- Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
  • 10-25Maximillian Roeg: Actor (Aria)
  • 11-10David Lee Rohr, Jr.: Transplant donor
  • 12-15Sheeba Reiter: Florida, United States -- Illegitimate Daughter of Jackie Mason
  • 12-26Steven Hartman: Westlake, California -- Actor (Rick Forrester - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 12-29Alexa Ray Joel: Daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley

People died in year of 1985

  • 01-03Lucien Cailliet: Composer, dies at 93
  • 01-04Brian Gwynne Horrocks: English Lieutenant General (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • 01-06Robert H W Welch, Jr.: US founder / leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • 01-07Johnny Guarnieri: Jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 01-14Jetta Goudal: French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • 01-18Mahmoud Taha: Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76
  • 01-20Jo Juda: Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • 01-21Barbara Cowsill: Rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
  • 01-26James Cameron: Journalist
  • 01-30Ken Mayers: Actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • 02-06Charles Briggs: Actor (13 Frightened Girls, Captain Newman), dies at 53
  • 02-06Dandy Nichols: Actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • 02-07Albert Dondeyne: Belgian philosopher / theologist, dies at 83
  • 02-08Marvin Miller: Actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
  • 02-08Tom Greenway: Actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 02-11Heinz Eric Roemheld: Composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 02-11Henry Hathaway: Actor / director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • 02-11Ulysses Sipmson Kay: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-12Nicholas Colssanto: Actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
  • 02-16Larry Ward: Actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
  • 02-17Wanda Perry: Actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
  • 02-18Willy Alberti [Carel Verbruggen]: Dutch singer, dies at 58
  • 02-19Elizabeth Julesberg: Author (Dick & Jane)
  • 02-19George Holmes: Actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • 02-20Clarence Nash: Voice (Donald Duck), dies at 80 of leukemia in California
  • 02-21Eric Herfst: Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
  • 02-21Ina Claire: Actress / comedienne (3 Broadway Girls), dies of a stroke at 89
  • 02-21Louis Hayward: Actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 02-22Alexander Scourby: Actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • 02-22Efrem A Zimbalist: Russian / US Composer / violinist, dies at 95

Events in year of 1986

  • 01-01Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • 01-01Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • 01-01International Peace Year begins
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • 01-01Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 01-01Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
  • 01-02191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 01-02New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
  • 01-06British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
  • 01-06Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
  • 01-06STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • 01-07Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
  • 01-07Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • 01-07STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
  • 01-07US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 01-08Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
  • 01-10Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 01-10STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
  • 01-111st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
  • 01-1224th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
  • 01-12Chicago Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
  • 01-12Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
  • 01-13NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
  • 01-14Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
  • 01-14Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected President of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
  • 01-15Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • 01-16Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
  • 01-17Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-1824th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
  • 01-18New York Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)

People born in year of 1986

  • 02-21Amedeo: Belgium -- Son of Princess Astrid / Archduke Lorenz
  • 03-15Tyler Noyes: Actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
  • 03-26Jessica McClure: Baby trapped in Texas well in 1988
  • 03-27Melissa Stern [Baby M] / [Sara Whitehead]: Surrogate baby
  • 05-30Ashley Slaney: Daughter of Olympians Mary Decker and Richard Slaney
  • 06-11Brighton Hertford: Actress (BJ Jones- General Hospital)
  • 06-13Mary Kate Olsen: Twin actress (Michelle-Full House)
  • 08-17Bryton McClure: Lakewood, California -- Actor (Richie-Family Matters)
  • 09-01H Debehogne: Discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
  • 10-04Barbara Jean Jones: Fictional character (General Hospital)
  • 12-22Jeffery Wood: Actor (Austin Warren-In The House)

People died in year of 1986

  • 01-02Una Merkel: US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 01-03Jens Bjerre: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-04Christopher Isherwood: British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • 01-04Phil Lynott: Rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
  • 01-06Louis Lebeer: Dutch art historian, dies at 90
  • 01-07Juan Rulfo: Writer
  • 01-07M Rooi: Editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
  • 01-08Yaroslav Seifert: Czech Poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
  • 01-10Joseph Kraft: US columnist, dies at 61
  • 01-13Abdel Fattah Ismail: President of South-Yemen, murdered
  • 01-14Donna Reed: Actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • 01-14Walter Leblanc: Belgian painter, dies at 53
  • 01-15James H "Jim" Crowley: US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • 01-18Claire James: Actress (Jack Armstrong)
  • 01-23Joseph Beuys: West German avant-garde artist / politician, dies at 64
  • 01-24Gordon MacRae: Singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
  • 01-24L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard: Author (Death Quest), dies at 74
  • 01-25Ernst Schnabel: Writer, dies at 72
  • 01-27L Ron Hubbard: Novelist / founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
  • 01-27Lilli Palmer: German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • 01-28Christa McAuliffe: Astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Ellison S Onizuka: Hawaii, United States -- Major USAF / ast, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Francis R Scobee: Washington, United States -- USAF / Astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Judith Arlene Resnik: Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-28Michael J Smith: Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
  • 01-28Ronald E McNair: Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 01-29Leif Erickson: Actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
  • 01-30Ticker Freeman: Pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 02-01Alva Myrdal: Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 02-10Brian Aherne: Actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83