Friday July 19, 1985
US date format: 7/19/1985, UK date format: 19/7/1985
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 19, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include LaMarcus Aldridge and Darya Pishchalnikova.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran.
In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits.
Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing My Hero/Seishun Scandal or Boffin.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 19, 1985?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
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- Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
- Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
- The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 19, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
- Prince - Raspberry Beret
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
- Phil Collins - Sussudio
- Survivor - The Search Is Over
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rene & Angela - Save Your Love (For #1)
- Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
- Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
- Prince And The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
- Debarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Cameo - Attack Me With Your Love
- Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Paul Hardcastle - 19
- Skipworth & Turner - Thinking About Your Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 19If July 19, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 25 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?