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

Election of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe (37 years old)

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

  • Nick O'Malley, British indie rock musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in Sheffield, England
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress, born in Malvern, Australia
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Ger Schmook, Flemish librarian (ADB, Antwerp City Library) 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

About July 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 4 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