Saturday May 11, 1985

US date format: 5/11/1985, UK date format: 11/5/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 11, 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. Famous people born on this day include Jadyn Wong and Alexandre Malsch. In that special week of May people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Queenie by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fooblitzky or Beach Head.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at May 11 across the years or at May 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
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Events

  • 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
  • Pope John Paul II arrives in the Netherlands
  • Soccer stadium in Bradford England catches fire; 53 die
  • Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India.
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Movies

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Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

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TV Series

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Days to next May 11

If May 11, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 6 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

Glitz by Elmore Leonard

Glitz

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“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Beach Head

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software

Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Ace

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 11, 1985?

On May 11, 1985 several famous people were born including, Jadyn Wong, sifow, Alexandre Malsch.

Which famous people died on May 11, 1985?

Famous people died on May 11, 1985 include, Garmt Stuiveling, Samuel Frith, Chester Gould.

What was the number one song in May 11, 1985?

The number one song in the week of May 11, 1985 was Crazy For You by Madonna in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.

What were the top hits on May 11, 1985?

The top hits on May 11, 1985 were Crazy For You by Madonna, We Are The World by USA for Africa, Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle, Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson, I Feel Love (Medley) by Bronski Beat & Marc Almond in UK.


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