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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1985?


Events

  • 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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Movies

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Fright Night

Fright Night

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States of America

Real Genius

Real Genius

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1985?
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The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt For Red October

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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hold The Dream

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The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Fall From Grace by Larry Collins

Fall From Grace

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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

The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House Of The Spirits

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family,