• 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