•Ronald Regan was just starting his second term in office
•Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.
•The Achille Lauro cruise ship is hijacked.
•Leaded Gas is officially banned in the US.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•MOVIES: “Rocky IV,” “Back to the Future, ”Out Of Africa” and ””Rambo: First Blood Part II”
•T.V.: “The Cosby Show” “Murder She Wrote” and “Family Ties”
•Christi Brinkley married Billy Joel.
•David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen and The Police call it quits.
•“Live Aid” was beamed across the world in the hopes of helping eliminate hunger in Ethiopia; it raised $65 million for famine relief efforts.
•Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's record with his 4,192nd hit.
•Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear cloths line.
•We were wearing Swatch watches playing with Super Mario Brothers, She-ra Princess of Power Action Figures, Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin , My Buddy dolls, Pound Puppies, Wheel of Fortune Game
•Coca Cola releases “New Coke” but discontinues it after 3 months. ABC's Peter Jennings interrupted General Hospital to announce the return of "Coke Classic." New Coke was actually available until 1992.
•Rock Hudson: October 2, 1985
•Yul Brenner: October 10, 1985
•Orson Wells: October 10, 1985
•Phil Silvers: November 1, 1985
•Ricky Nelson: December 31, 1985
•This song is also the first track on Collins' third album, No Jacket Required,
•This was the third #1 hit.
•The main lyric came about as Collins was improvising lyrics to a drum machine track he had programmed: "suss-sussudio" was a wording that scanned well. After trying to find an alternative word to fit the rhythm, the singer decided to keep "Sussudio" as the song title and lyric.
•According to Collins, the lyrics are about a schoolboy crush on a girl at school.
•It is one of Collins' more famous songs and is referenced in many different media, including books, stand-up comedy acts and television shows. Collins has said that this is the song people most often sing to him when they spot him on the street.
•Here’s Phil Collins and “Sussudio”…Your #1 @ 1 from July 1985