July 1985 calendar

July 1985

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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.

But much more happened on July 1985: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1985?


  • 01 Jul 1985 The Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons enters into force.
  • 02 Jul 1985 Andrei Gromyko is appointed the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.
  • 03 Jul 1985 CBS announces a 21 percent stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover.
  • 05 Jul 1985 Premier Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
  • 07 Jul 1985 92nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (46 63 62)
  • 08 Jul 1985 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
  • 09 Jul 1985 The Liberty-Ellis Island Commemorative Coin Act and Silver Bullion Coin Act of 1985 become law, authorizing a one-ounce 0.999 fine silver bullion coin.
  • 10 Jul 1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
  • 11 Jul 1985 Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
  • 12 Jul 1985 STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
  • 13 Jul 1985 Live Aid concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 14 Jul 1985 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb
  • 15 Jul 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
  • 16 Jul 1985 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota
  • 19 Jul 1985 Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
  • 20 Jul 1985 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • 21 Jul 1985 Leader of the Pack closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 23 Jul 1985 Commodore International introduces the Amiga 1000 computer. It features a Motorola 68000 processor, custom color graphics and stereo sound processors, a multitasking, windowing operating system, 256 kB RAM, and 880 kB 3.5-inch disk drive. Price is US$1300.
  • 24 Jul 1985 Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai.
  • 25 Jul 1985 Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
  • 28 Jul 1985 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
  • 29 Jul 1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F) - Challenger 8-launched
  • 30 Jul 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
  • 31 Jul 1985 Liberia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 07 Jul 1985 Boris Becker becomes the youngest male player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1985?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Sussudioyoutube
  2. - A View To A Kill
  3. - Everytime You Go Awayyoutube
  4. - Raspberry Beret
  5. - Shout

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Frankie
  2. - Axel F
  3. - Crazy For You
  4. - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  5. - Cherish


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1985?

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove


Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Lonesome Dove is a love story, adventure, and epic of the frontier. It is the third book in the Lonesome Dove Tetralogy.

Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hold The Dream


Hold the Dream, the continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestseller A Woman of Substance, continues the story of Emma Harte. It is a dramatic tale of triumph and heartbreak.

My Mother'S Keeper by B.D. Hyman

My Mother'S Keeper


My Mother's Keeper

Thinner by Richard Bachman



Curse of Old Gypsy Man...Billy Halleck is a loving husband and father who is both a beneficiary and a victim of American Good Life. He has a beautiful home, a nice wife, and a wonderful family.

A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence


For people who are looking to make a difference in their careers, A Passion for Excellence is the most important, inspiring and career-transforming book that has ever been published.