The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1985

Orson Welles

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

American director and actor
Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson (1925 - 1985)

American actor
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

Russian-French artist
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith

Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith (1904 - 1985)

Last undisputed descendant of Abraham Lincoln
Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985)

American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey (1932 - 1985)

American zoologist
Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter (1923 - 1985)

American actress
Dan White

Dan White (1946 - 1985)

American politician, assassin of George Moscone and Harvey Milk
Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985)

American actress and dancer
Enver Hoxha

Enver Hoxha (1908 - 1985)

Albanian politician
E. B. White

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

American writer
Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith (1972 - 1985)

American actress, author, and activist
Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon (1896 - 1985)

American actress
Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (1923 - 1985)

Italian journalist and author
Roger Maris

Roger Maris (1934 - 1985)

American baseball player
Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas (1910 - 1985)

African American surgeon
Karen Ann Quinlan

Karen Ann Quinlan (1954 - 1985)

American right-to-die cause célèbre
Cus D'Amato

Cus D'Amato (1908 - 1985)

American boxing manager and trainer
Matt Monro

Matt Monro (1930 - 1985)

English singer
Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt (1888 - 1985)

German philosopher and theorist
Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985)

French painter and sculptor
David Byron

David Byron (1947 - 1985)

English singer-songwriter
John Willard Marriott

John Willard Marriott (1900 - 1985)

Founder, Marriott Corporation, since 1993 Marriott International
Eddie Shore

Eddie Shore (1902 - 1985)

Canadian ice hockey player
Tancredo Neves

Tancredo Neves (1910 - 1985)

Brazilian politician
Stefan Bellof

Stefan Bellof (1957 - 1985)

German race car driver
Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy (1899 - 1985)

American conductor
Frank J. Selke

Frank J. Selke (1893 - 1985)

former NHL general manager
Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams (1911 - 1985)

American jazz, jump blues, and rhythm and blues trumpeter
Philip Don Estridge

Philip Don Estridge (1937 - 1985)

Father of the IBM PC