On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1985

Historical Events

  • Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
  • European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAshley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer (High School Musical), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale
  • Chad Henne, American football player
  • Rhett Bomar, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
1985 Highlights

About July 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer