What Happened on July 31, 1985

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Indian writer R.K. Narayan publishes his short story collection "Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories"

Famous Weddings

Robin Gibb

Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), dies at 78
  • Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55
1985 Highlights

About July 31, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna