What Happened on August 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Following the Rubicon speech four days earlier, Archbishop Desmond Tutu snubs P. W. Botha's invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the role and actions of the police and security forces in South Africa
  • Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei

Famous Birthdays

  • Megan Rochell, American singer