What Happened on August 19, 1985

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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 R&B singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1985

About August 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna