What Happened on July 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle
  • Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
  • The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

NBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Head Coach
Isiah Thomas

Famous Deaths

  • Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer (b. 1938)