Historical Events for May 1985

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Events 1 - 59 of 59

1st - "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
1st - US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1st - William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC
2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - Date of $5 million check in "A View To A Kill"
4th - 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
5th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
6th - 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB
8th - 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
8th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
10th - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
11th - 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground, England
11th - Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
11th - Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1
11th - Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands, which is marred by violent protest
11th - Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
12th - Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 12th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
13th - Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
13th - Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
13th - Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed
15th - Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
16th - Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
16th - Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
17th - Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska
18th - "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
18th - 111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
18th - 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
19th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 20th - 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
20th - Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
20th - FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
20th - 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
20th - Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
20th - Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
20th - US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
22nd - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
22nd - Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid
22nd - US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
22nd - "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 24th - -25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die
25th - Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
25th - Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
26th - Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
26th - Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
26th - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
27th - Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
27th - Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan
28th - David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
28th - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
29th - Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
29th - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
30th - Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 1
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 31st - 41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88
31st - Guatemala adopts constitution
31st - New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
31st - Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
31st - 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
31st - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.

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