On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1985

Historical Events


Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French DGSE officers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart are arrested and charged with murder over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signs a peace accord with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai to settle the three-year Punjab crisis [1]

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
1985 Highlights

About July 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo