What Happened on July 27, 1985

Historical Events

  • Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway becomes first woman to run 10,000m in under 31 minutes; takes world record down to 30:59.42 in Oslo, Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress, born in Porto, Portugal
  • Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor (Thumbsucker), born in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), dies at 95
1985 Highlights

About July 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
  • UK #1 Song: There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) - Eurythmics