On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1985

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with President P. W. Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

Music releaseMusic Recording

Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts

Famous Deaths

  • Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 62
1985 Highlights

About August 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo