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1985Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

1985NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)

1985For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

1985Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985"Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres

198574th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

1985Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1985Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in NYC

1985Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

1985Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

1985NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

1985Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1985Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1985Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

1985Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon

1985Pete Rose of Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

1985Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

1985Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

1985Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

1985Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

198511th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

1985US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time

1985Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

1985"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

1985Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert

198555th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)

198599th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

1985Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

1985President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser

1985Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

1985Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1985Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

198592nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62)

198531st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1985Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1985Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba

1985Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million

198512th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

1985"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

1985Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna

198549th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

1985Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

1985Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

198513th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1985Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi

1985Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

1985Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

1985Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

1985"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

1985Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

1985Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

1985Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

1985President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands

1985President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

19857th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

1985Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

1985Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine

1985Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

1985"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

1985Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks

1985Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1985NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms

1985Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

1985Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

1985Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

198599th US Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1985"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

1985Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

1985Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections

1985105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4)

1985Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

198555th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62)

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

1985Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1

1985Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

1985 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
International Youth Year begins 
Jan 1
US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY) 
Jan 1
VH-1 made its broadcasting debut 
Jan 1
The Internet's Domain Name System is created. 
Jan 1
The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone. 
Jan 2
90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter 
Jan 2
Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts 
Jan 2
Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III 
Jan 2
Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score 
Jan 2
Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions 
Jan 3
Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings 
Jan 3
Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews 
Jan 5
Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot 
Jan 5
Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission 
Jan 7
"King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances 
Jan 7
Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet 
Jan 7
KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ) 
Jan 7
Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame 
Jan 8
Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet 
Jan 9
Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out 
Jan 10
Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua 
Jan 13
23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1) 
Jan 13
99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course 
Jan 13
Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders 
Jan 13
Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000 
Jan 13
Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428 
Jan 14
16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees 
Jan 14
M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert) 
Jan 14
British pound sinks to record low $US1.11 
Jan 15
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell 
Jan 15
Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president 
Jan 15
Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India 
Jan 15
Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years 
Jan 16
"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds 
Jan 17
Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England) 
Jan 18
US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise 
Jan 19
"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9 
Jan 19
4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill 
Jan 20
Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago) 
Jan 20
Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 
Jan 21
-19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record) 
Jan 21
-34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record) 
Jan 21
Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java 
Jan 21
Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals 
Jan 22
-30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record) 
Jan 22
Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop 
Jan 22
Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA 
Jan 23
Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised 
Jan 24
15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched 
Jan 25
"Black & Blue," premieres in Paris 
Jan 25
Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105) 
Jan 26
42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins 
Jan 26
Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season 
Jan 27
"Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf 
Jan 27
15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth 
Jan 27
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
Jan 27
Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25) 
Jan 27
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14 
Jan 28
Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars) 
Jan 28
12th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win 
Jan 29
Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39 
Jan 31
"Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Jan 31
South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence 
Feb 1
-61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record) 
Feb 1
-69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record) 
Feb 1
Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng) 
Feb 1
Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark 
Feb 1
US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin 
Feb 2
US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano 
Feb 3
"Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances 
Feb 3
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
Feb 4
20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture 
Feb 4
Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons 
Feb 7
"New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC 
Feb 7
Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5" 
Feb 7
NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals 
Feb 8
1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados 
Feb 8
Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot 
Feb 8
Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75) 
Feb 8
Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea 
Feb 9
Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks 
Feb 10
Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82) 
Feb 10
35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana 
Feb 10
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission 
Feb 10
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 10
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 11
King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord 
Feb 11
Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins 
Feb 11
Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins 
Feb 12
37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary 
Feb 12
West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup 
Feb 13
Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier 
Feb 13
Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders 
Feb 14
Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut 
Feb 15
STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad 
Feb 15
World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23 
Feb 16
Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit 
Feb 16
Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ 
Feb 16
NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds 
Feb 16
The founding of Hezbollah. 
Feb 17
1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents 
Feb 17
1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England 
Feb 17
3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon) 
Feb 17
Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater 
Feb 17
Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita 
Feb 19
150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain 
Feb 19
ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy 
Feb 19
Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola 
Feb 19
Mickey Mouse welcomed in China 
Feb 19
William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky 
Feb 20
After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket 
Feb 21
Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race 
Feb 21
Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit) 
Feb 21
Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator 
Feb 23
Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game 
Feb 23
US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general 
Feb 23
Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens 
Feb 24
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson 
Feb 24
Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal 
Feb 24
Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds 
Feb 24
Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I" 
Feb 26
27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins 
Feb 27
Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief 
Feb 27
Mauritania's new constitutional charter published 
Feb 27
US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands) 
Mar 1
Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center 
Mar 1
Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks 
Mar 1
Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter 
Mar 2
US approves screening test for AIDS 
Mar 3
"Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres 
Mar 3
"My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances 
Mar 3
Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 3
Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million 
Mar 3
National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike 
Mar 3
Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million 
Mar 4
STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled 
Mar 4
Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA 
Mar 4
War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai" 
Mar 5
NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons 
Mar 5
Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar 
Mar 6
Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Mar 6
Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight 
Mar 6
Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King & I" 
Mar 6
Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale 
Mar 7
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released 
Mar 8
Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS) 
Mar 9
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR) 
Mar 10
Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational 
Mar 10
Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games 
Mar 10
French socialists lose election (National Front 9%) 
Mar 10
Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS) 
Mar 10
India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket" 
Mar 10
Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS) 
Mar 11
Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader 
Mar 12
Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points 
Mar 12
11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV) 
Mar 13
Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow) 
Mar 13
Michael Secrest (US) begins 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards 
Mar 14
Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards 
Mar 15
Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 15
The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com). 
Mar 16
Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut 
Mar 16
Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs 
Mar 17
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 17
Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623' 
Mar 18
Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC 
Mar 18
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle 
Mar 19
"Spin Magazine" begins publishing 
Mar 19
NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket 
Mar 19
Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile 
Mar 20
Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race 
Mar 21
Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame 
Mar 21
Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed 
Mar 22
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
Mar 23
Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission 
Mar 23
Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas) 
Mar 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 24
5th Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards: Bolero wins 
Mar 24
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic 
Mar 24
Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah) 
Mar 24
5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins 
Mar 25
57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win 
Mar 25
Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General 
Mar 27
Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 
Mar 28
International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley 
Mar 28
Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC 
Mar 28
STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad 
Mar 29
Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece 
Mar 29
Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist 
Mar 31
15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000 
Mar 31
4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65 
Mar 31
El Salvador's Pres Duartes' Christian-Democrats win election 
Mar 31
Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden NY, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf 
Apr 1
47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75 
Apr 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 3
French government adopts equal electoral system 
Apr 3
Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games 
Apr 3
Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London 
Apr 4
Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal 
Apr 6
Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final 
Apr 6
Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab 
Apr 6
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 7
14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller 
Apr 7
1st live telecast of Easter Parade 
Apr 7
NJ General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards 
Apr 8
"Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 perfs 
Apr 8
Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix 
Apr 8
India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster 
Apr 9
White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game 
Apr 10
At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game 
Apr 10
Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 10
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission 
Apr 11
Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 12
16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn 
Apr 13
"TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics 
Apr 13
Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas 
Apr 13
Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-1 lead 
Apr 13
Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30) 
Apr 13
Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania 
Apr 14
"Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
Apr 14
49th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282 
Apr 14
Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09) 
Apr 14
Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru 
Apr 14
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 14
Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penalty shot 
Apr 14
Caps 4-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Series tied at 2-2 
Apr 14
Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart 
Apr 15
14th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 2:34:06 
Apr 15
89th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:14:05 
Apr 15
Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing 
Apr 16
"Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances 
Apr 16
Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isle win series 3-2 
Apr 18
Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 19
16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth 
Apr 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 19
Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours. 
Apr 20
Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12) 
Apr 20
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mark Williams 
Apr 20
Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift 
Apr 20
ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas. 
Apr 21
Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels 
Apr 21
Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 21
Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06 
Apr 21
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Apr 23
Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational 
Apr 23
New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula 
Apr 23
Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead 
Apr 24
Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin" 
Apr 25
"Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances 
Apr 25
Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead 
Apr 25
For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists) 
Apr 25
Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in NYC 
Apr 25
West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust 
Apr 28
Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
Apr 28
Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time 
Apr 28
Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season 
Apr 29
17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched 
Apr 29
Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues 
Apr 29
Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Apr 30
Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April 
Apr 30
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Apr 30
Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa 
May 1
"Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels 
May 1
US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua 
May 1
William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC 
May 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 3
Date of $5 million check in "View to a Kill" 
May 4
111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2 
May 5
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational 
May 6
17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB 
May 8
20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win 
May 8
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 10
Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
May 11
40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground, England 
May 11
Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India 
May 11
Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1 
May 11
Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands 
May 11
Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno 
May 12
Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi 
May 12
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
May 13
Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases 
May 13
Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA 
May 13
Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed 
May 15
Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam 
May 16
Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year 
May 16
Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium 
May 17
Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska 
May 18
"One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3 
May 18
111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4 
May 18
1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa) 
May 19
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic 
May 20
1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis 
May 20
Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time 
May 20
FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR 
May 20
Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out 
May 20
Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers 
May 20
Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 20
US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti 
May 22
Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader 
May 22
Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid 
May 22
US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR 
May 24
"View to a Kill" premieres in US 
May 24
-25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die 
May 25
Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire) 
May 25
Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed 
May 26
Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin 
May 26
Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die 
May 26
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 27
Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 
May 27
Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan 
May 28
David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon 
May 28
Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G 
May 29
Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot 
May 29
Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months. 
May 30
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 1 
May 31
41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88 
May 31
Guatemala adopts constitution 
May 31
New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000 
May 31
Tornados in Penn, Ohio, NY & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000 
May 31
1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead. 
May 31
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States. 
Jun 1
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12 
Jun 1
Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwicks cricket 
Jun 1
Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP 
Jun 2
31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez 
Jun 2
39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win 
Jun 2
Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece 
Jun 2
RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco 
Jun 3
Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1 
Jun 3
Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques 
Jun 4
STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad 
Jun 4
Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law 
Jun 6
55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75) 
Jun 6
58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu 
Jun 6
Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed 
Jun 6
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba 
Jun 6
Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station 
Jun 8
117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27 
Jun 9
39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2 
Jun 9
55th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62) 
Jun 9
Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 9
American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon 
Jun 9
Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France 
Jun 9
USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus 
Jun 10
19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell 
Jun 10
Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife 
Jun 10
Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula 
Jun 11
Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus 
Jun 11
Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRS in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7) 
Jun 11
WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR 
Jun 13
"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released 
Jun 14
"Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV 
Jun 14
Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles 
Jun 14
Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847 
Jun 15
"Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 15
En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus 
Jun 15
Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 15
Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus 
Jun 15
Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife. 
Jun 16
85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich 
Jun 16
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 16
T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open 
Jun 16
Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis 
Jun 17
18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched 
Jun 18
Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs 
Jun 19
Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place 
Jun 21
American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele 
Jun 22
"Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances 
Jun 22
"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12 
Jun 23
Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jun 23
Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die 
Jun 23
Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million 
Jun 24
18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth 
Jun 24
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F 
Jun 25
Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die) 
Jun 27
First hotel strike in NY 
Jun 27
Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified 
Jun 28
Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx 
Jun 29
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
Jun 29
STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad 
Jun 30
"The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances 
Jun 30
39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut 
Jun 30
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 30
LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June 
Jul 2
Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR 
Jul 2
European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby) 
Jul 3
CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover 
Jul 4
Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins 
Jul 5
Premier Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections 
Jul 5
Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min 
Jul 7
92nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62) 
Jul 7
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship 
Jul 8
99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64) 
Jul 8
Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red 
Jul 9
South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong 
Jul 10
Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke 
Jul 10
French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand 
Jul 10
Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna 
Jul 11
Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep) 
Jul 11
Refurbished space shuttle Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden 
Jul 11
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 12
"Singin' in the Rain" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 367 perfs 
Jul 12
Doctors discover a cancerous growth in President Reagan's colon 
Jul 12
STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown 
Jul 13
"Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief 
Jul 13
NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms 
Jul 14
40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker 
Jul 14
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb 
Jul 14
Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24 
Jul 15
Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe 
Jul 16
56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn 
Jul 16
All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres) 
Jul 16
Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent 
Jul 16
F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph) 
Jul 18
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
Jul 19
Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle 
Jul 19
Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die 
Jul 19
The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy. 
Jul 20
Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha 
Jul 20
The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles. 
Jul 21
"Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 perfs 
Jul 21
114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George 
Jul 21
Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America 
Jul 21
Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France 
Jul 21
Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Jul 24
Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai 
Jul 25
Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS 
Jul 25
Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32) 
Jul 25
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 25
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 25
Uganda suspends constitution following coup 
Jul 28
13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley 
Jul 28
Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru 
Jul 28
L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame 
Jul 29
19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched 
Jul 30
Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission 
Jul 30
Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Aug 1
15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record) 
Aug 1
Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time 
Aug 1
Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74 
Aug 2
5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo 
Aug 2
Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die 
Aug 2
NASA launches space vehicle S-209 
Aug 3
"Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ 
Aug 3
Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed 
Aug 4
"Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances 
Aug 4
California Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit 
Aug 4
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Aug 4
Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10 
Aug 4
Rod Carew is 16th to get 3,000 hits 
Aug 4
White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees 
Aug 5
Baseball players go on strike for 2 days 
Aug 5
Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced 
Aug 5
Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor 
Aug 6
19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB 
Aug 6
Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike 
Aug 6
Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day) 
Aug 6
STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad 
Aug 7
A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with SA President P W Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country 
Aug 7
Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album" 
Aug 7
Baseball players end a 2 day strike 
Aug 7
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts. 
Aug 8
Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993 
Aug 8
Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet 
Aug 10
Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle) 
Aug 10
Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million 
Aug 10
Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles 
Aug 11
"Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs 
Aug 11
67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver 
Aug 11
Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz 
Aug 11
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 11
Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12) 
Aug 12
7th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Aug 12
Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
Aug 12
Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll) 
Aug 13
South African Defence Force soldiers, travelling in a convoy of more than ten armoured vehicles, surrounded the Thaba-Juluba high school in Soweto and arrest 200 students during a clampdown on school boycotts 
Aug 14
Political violence by the youth begins after the funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students 
Aug 15
PW Botha gives the "Rubicon" Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country's apartheid system 
Aug 15
First Iraqi air raid on Iran's main oil export terminal, Kharg Island 
Aug 17
1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel & Co plant 
Aug 17
Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India 
Aug 17
Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando 
Aug 18
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf 
Aug 18
Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn 
Aug 18
Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby) 
Aug 19
Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei 
Aug 19
Following the Rubicon speech four days earlier, Archbishop Desmond Tutu snubs P. W. Botha's invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the role and actions of the police and security forces in South Africa 
Aug 20
1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden) 
Aug 20
Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US 
Aug 20
Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers 
Aug 20
Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win 
Aug 20
Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle 
Aug 21
Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71 
Aug 21
NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47) 
Aug 22
30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11 
Aug 22
Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed 
Aug 23
Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin 
Aug 23
South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested 
Aug 23
West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR 
Aug 23
Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games 
Aug 24
STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather 
Aug 25
Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d) 
Aug 25
Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Aug 25
STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem 
Aug 26
Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels 
Aug 26
French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior 
Aug 27
20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched 
Aug 27
Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round) 
Aug 29
Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission 
Aug 29
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Aug 29
NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time 
Aug 31
"Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill 
Aug 31
Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M 
Aug 31
Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S California captured in East LA 
Sep 1
Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion 
Sep 1
US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland 
Sep 2
Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 2
Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000 
Sep 3
20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth 
Sep 3
England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval 
Sep 3
NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game 
Sep 4
Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12 
Sep 4
NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games 
Sep 6
Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31. 
Sep 6
Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine) 
Sep 7
99th US Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76) 
Sep 7
Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83) 
Sep 8
"USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers 
Sep 8
105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4) 
Sep 8
7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif 
Sep 8
Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool 
Sep 8
Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
Sep 8
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 8
Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits 
Sep 9
President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa 
Sep 9
Race riot in Birmingham, England 
Sep 11
Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km 
Sep 11
Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India 
Sep 11
Pete Rose of Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record 
Sep 12
Flight readiness firing of Atlantis' main engines; 20 seconds 
Sep 13
2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen 
Sep 13
John Williams introduces new Today Show theme 
Sep 14
Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986 
Sep 14
"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC 
Sep 15
26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England 
Sep 15
Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 15
Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government 
Sep 15
Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings 
Sep 15
Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert 
Sep 15
Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro 
Sep 17
Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station 
Sep 18
"Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances 
Sep 18
BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston 
Sep 19
12,000 die & 40,000 injured in Mexico's earthquake (8.1) 
Sep 20
Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players 
Sep 20
Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest 
Sep 21
Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion 
Sep 22
37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win 
Sep 22
Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson 
Sep 22
Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed 
Sep 22
France premier confesses on attack of Rainbow Warrior 
Sep 22
Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois 
Sep 22
Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
Sep 22
St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man 
Sep 22
The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City. 
Sep 24
Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees 
Sep 24
Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m) 
Sep 24
Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice 
Sep 25
Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India 
Sep 25
Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus 
Sep 25
Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season 
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
"Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4 
Sep 28
"Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25 
Sep 28
"Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3 
Sep 28
"Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87 
Sep 28
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
Sep 28
Race riot in London area of Brixton 
Sep 29
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies 
Sep 29
Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions! 
Sep 29
Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys) 
Sep 30
Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY) 
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 2
Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues 
Oct 3
21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched 
Oct 3
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution 
Oct 3
Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine 
Oct 3
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution 
Oct 4
Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia 
Oct 4
Shite Moslems 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 Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia 
Oct 6
Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0 
Oct 6
PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of 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
Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters 
Oct 7
PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro 
Oct 8
"Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam 
Oct 8
Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London 
Oct 8
Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident 
Oct 9
"Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs 
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 returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
Oct 11
President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands 
Oct 11
US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists 
Oct 12
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating 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
"Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 perfs 
Oct 13
Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election 
Oct 13
During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin 
Oct 14
19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins 
Oct 14
On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7 
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 
Oct 16
Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip 
Oct 16
KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships 
Oct 16
Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle 
Oct 17
French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature 
Oct 17
Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager 
Oct 21
Qasim Omar (206) & Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand v SL 
Oct 22
Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title 
Oct 25
Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract 
Oct 25
Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit 
Oct 26
-Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US 
Oct 26
On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series 
Oct 26
Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens 
Oct 27
15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34 
Oct 27
16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34 
Oct 27
Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions 
Oct 27
Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time 
Oct 27
Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die 
Oct 27
KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series 
Oct 27
Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 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 
Oct 31
Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas 
Nov 1
Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles 
Nov 1
Nostalgia Television begins on cable 
Nov 2
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge 
Nov 3
Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections 
Nov 3
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament 
Nov 5
"News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Nov 6
22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB 
Nov 6
Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil 
Nov 6
M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia 
Nov 6
Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards, Calif 
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
"News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Nov 9
Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22 
Nov 9
Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba 
Nov 9
Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed 
Nov 10
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
Nov 11
1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" 
Nov 11
Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB 
Nov 11
Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing 
Nov 12
R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane 
Nov 12
STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad