July 19, 1985 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

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