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

Isiah Thomas

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

Famous Deaths

  • Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
  • John Canaday, American art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios), dies at 78

About July 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
  • UK #1 Song: Frankie - Sister Sledge