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).

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Country: United States of America

Way Out West

Way Out West

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards


Which were the most popular books released in July 1985?
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Fall From Grace by Larry Collins

Fall From Grace


A beautiful French agent, Catherine Pradier, risks her life to deceive the Nazis as to where and when the Allies will invade the Continent of Europe and begin the end of

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other


In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler



A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove


A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker

A Catskill Eagle


Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend, Hawk, go to find Susan.