On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1985

Historical Events

  • Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle
  • The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas

Famous Deaths

  • Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
1985 Highlights

About July 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer