What Happened on July 9, 1985

Historical Events

  • South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Young, English footballer
  • BJ Watling, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (79 Tests, 8 x 100s, 275 dismissals, TS 205; Northern Districts, Durham CCC, Lancashire CCC), born in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
  • PaweĊ‚ Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
  • Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • Rafael Campos, Dominican born actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
1985 Highlights

About July 9, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
  • UK #1 Song: Frankie - Sister Sledge