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This year in History: Born in 1985 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1985


January 14   Martina Navratilova wins her 100th tennis tournament.

October 19   The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas.

December 9   Jerry Rice begins an NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

March 11   Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet leader

March 20   The first woman wins the 1,135-mile Iditarod dog sled race.

June 27   The famous road, Route 66, is no longer considered an official highway.

August 4   Rod Carew gets his 3000th hit and pitcher Tom Seaver gets his 300th win.

September 11   Pete Rose breaks the all time record with his 4,192nd career base hit.

Famous Birthdays:

February 4   Brandon Hall (Actor)

February 9   David Gallagher (Actor)

March 2   Reggie Bush (Football player)

March 13   Emile Hirsch (Actor)

March 21   Adrian Peterson (Football Player)

March 23   Maurice Jones-Drew (NFL Football player)

March 26   Keira Knightley (Actress)

May 6   Chris Paul (Basketball Player)

May 17   Matt Ryan (NFL Quarterback)

June 21   Kris Allen (Singer - American Idol)

June 30   Michael Phelps (Swimmer)

July 2   Ashley Tisdale (Actress)

July 14   Darrelle Revis (NFL football player)

August 2   Britt Nicole (Singer)

September 17   Alex Ovechkin (Hockey Player)

October 11   Michelle Trachtenberg (Actress)

October 22   Zachary Hanson (Singer - Hanson)

October 24   Wayne Rooney (English Footballer)

October 25   Ciara Harris (Singer)

November 3   Tyler Hansbrough (Basketball Player)

December 3   Amanda Seyfried (Actress)

December 5   Frankie Muniz (Actor- Agent Cody Banks/Malcom in the Middle)

December 8   Dwight Howard (Basketball Player)

December 10   Raven Symone (Disney Channel Star)

December 10   Matt Forte (NFL Football player)


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