What Happened on August 5, 1985

Historical Events

  • Establishment of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer, born in Farciennes, Belgium
  • Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer (Chelsea), born in Oumé, Ivory Coast
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67

About August 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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