Historical Events for February 1985

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1st - -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
1st - -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
1st - Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
1st - Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
1st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
2nd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
3rd - "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
3rd - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
4th - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
4th - Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
7th - "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
7th - Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
7th - NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
8th - 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
8th - Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
8th - Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
8th - Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 9th - Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks
10th - Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
10th - 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
10th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
10th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
10th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
11th - King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
11th - Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 11th - Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
12th - 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
12th - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup
13th - Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
13th - Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
14th - Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
15th - STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
15th - World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
16th - Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit
16th - Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
16th - NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
16th - The founding of Hezbollah.
17th - 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
17th - 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
17th - 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
17th - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
17th - Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
19th - 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
19th - ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
19th - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
19th - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
19th - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
20th - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
21st - Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
21st - Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 21st - Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator
23rd - Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game
23rd - US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general
23rd - Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens
24th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
24th - Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
24th - Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds
24th - Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
26th - 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
NHL Goalie and Head Coach Patrick RoyNHL Goalie and Head Coach Patrick Roy 27th - Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
27th - Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
27th - US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)

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