On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1985

Historical Events

  • Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party wins re-election in Zimbabwe for a second term

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMegan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, American pro soccer player (American co-captain), born in Redding, California

Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe
Soccer Star
Megan Rapinoe
  • Nick O'Malley, British indie rock musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in Sheffield, England
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress, born in Malvern, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
  • Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73
1985 Highlights

About July 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer