Week of Oct 28-31, 1985
President Reagan announces that he is making a new nuclear weapons
limitation proposal to the Soviet Union and that he will request the current round
of negotiations in Geneva be extended to consider it.
President Reagan, trying to talk “directly with the people of the Soviet Union”
before the superpower summit, will be questioned by four Moscow journalists in
the first interview an American president has granted the Soviet press in nearly a
quarter of a century.
The nation’s trade deficit hit an all-time high of $15.5 billion in September, an
increase of 57% over August.
- who gained fame on “Sky
King.” - in a car crash while en route to watch the
launch of the space shuttle Challenger. He was 74.
Sports - Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s postpones his
middleweight match against John Mugabi in
November because of a broken nose that haggler
suffered while sparring at his Palm Springs camp.
President Reagan welcomed the world champion
Kansas City Royals to the White House, praising
the team for its “never-say-die spirit.”
Walt Disney Productions announces that it is
syndicating 20 of its feature movies for television
beginning next fall. Actually it’s two packages - one includes the theatrical films
and the other with a selection of programming from its prime-time series that ran
from 1954 to 1983 on all three networks.