Today in History for June 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12
1st - Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwicks cricket
1st - Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
2nd - 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
2nd - 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win
2nd - Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
2nd - RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
3rd - Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
3rd - Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
4th - STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
4th - Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
6th - 55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)
6th - 58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu
6th - Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
6th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
6th - Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
8th - 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
9th - 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
9th - 55th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62)
Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al YankovicParody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic 9th - Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
9th - American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
9th - Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France
9th - USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
10th - 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
10th - Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
10th - Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
11th - Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
11th - Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRS in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
11th - WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
14th - "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV
14th - Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles
14th - Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
15th - "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV
15th - En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
15th - Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
15th - Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
15th - 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.
16th - 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
16th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
16th - T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
16th - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
17th - 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
18th - Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs
19th - Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
21st - American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
22nd - "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances
Rock Vocalist Glenn FreyRock Vocalist Glenn Frey 22nd - "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12
23rd - Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
23rd - Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
23rd - Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
24th - 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
24th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
25th - Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die)
27th - First hotel strike in NY
27th - Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
28th - Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
29th - NASA launches Intelsat VA
29th - STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
30th - "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
30th - 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
30th - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
30th - LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
1st - Nick Young, American basketball player
2nd - Ana Cristina, Cuban American singer,composer, and actress
4th - Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer
4th - Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
4th - Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
4th - Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (d. 2006)
5th - Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
6th - Drew Galloway, Scottish professional wrestler
7th - Charlie Simpson, British pop singer
8th - Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver
9th - Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
9th - Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
10th - Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
10th - Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
11th - Anja Rubik, Polish supermodel
11th - Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer
11th - Josh Ramsay, Canada, singer-songwriter (Marianas Trench)
12th - Blake Ross, American software developer
12th - Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician (Lillix)
12th - Kendra Wilkinson, American Playboy bunny/Playmate/Television Personality
12th - Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
12th - Chris Young, American musician
13th - Raz-B, American singer (B2K)
13th - Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
13th - Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
14th - Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
14th - Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
15th - Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
17th - Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
17th - Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
20th - Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
20th - Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
21st - Anthony Morelli, American football player
21st - Byron Schammer, AFL footballer
22nd - Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
22nd - Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
24th - Kyle Searles, American actor
24th - Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol
26th - Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader
27th - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
27th - Coby Linder, American Pop Punk Drummer (Say Anything)
27th - Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
27th - James Hook, Welsh rugby player
28th - Phil Bardsley, English football player
29th - Quintin Demps, American football player
30th - Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist
Swimmer Michael PhelpsSwimmer Michael Phelps (30th) 30th - Michael Phelps, Baltimore, Maryland, American swimmer (16 Olympic medals)
30th - Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
30th - Cody Runnels, American wrestler

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

22nd - "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 17 of 17

1st - Richard Greene, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 67
6th - Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
10th - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
10th - George Chandler, actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
11th - Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31
11th - Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
15th - Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
15th - Percy Fender, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies
15th - Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
15th - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
17th - Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
18th - Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)
21st - Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
25th - Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
28th - James Craig, actor (Human Comedy, Kismet), dies of lung cancer at 74
28th - Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (b. 1913)
30th - James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies

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