What Happened on August 1, 1985

Historical Events

  • 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Daytime Emmy Awards

Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time

Event of Interest

Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

  • St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
1985 History

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
  • Sam Wooding, American jazz pianist, and bandleader, one of the 1st to tour Europe (Chocolate Kiddies), dies at 90

About August 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna