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

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale (37 years old)

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

  • Chad Henne, American football player
  • Rhett Bomar, American football player
  • Vincenzo Maltempo, Italian classical pianist (works of Charles-Valentin Alkan), and teacher, born in Benevento, Italy

Famous Deaths

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

About July 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sussudio - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Frankie - Sister Sledge