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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of July 25, 1985 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

President Milton Obote of Uganda is overthrown in a coup led by rebellious elements of the army.

Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger says that Salvadorian troops acting on tips from U.S. intelligence agencies killed and captured “a number of people” responsible for the slaying of four marines and nine others in San Salvador last month.


Music news – July 25, 1985

Michael Jackson sprains his right thumb while shooting a scene for a Walt Disney movie. Dr. Steven Hoefflin who treated Jackson when his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi Cola commercial last year, ordered Jackson to a local hospital. The movie is a 12-minute 3-D film called “Captain Eo” and is being directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Madonna has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar the release of a 5-year-old pornographic movie in which she is the star performer. The film, titled “A Certain Sacrifice” features her in an orgy scene. She is also shown in a rape sequence in a coffee-shop restroom. At the time, she signed a release permitting her voice and body to be featured in the film, but not her name. She was paid $100 for her performance.

Madonnamania - Apparently Madonna is responsible for increased sales of the “Merry Widow” bra, which she frequently wears onstage and in publicity photos. More and more girls are going for the innerwear-outerwear effect that Madonna likes. They’re wearing the Merry Widow with opened shirts and blouses – as though they’re T-shirts so that satin and lace can be seen. 

MTV says it hasn’t played “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. MTV says its because the clip is a blatant commercial for the film in which it is featured “Back to the Future.’ But it might – because MCA is editing out a seven second “Back to the Future” introduction on the music video.

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