What Happened on August 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz
  • PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
  • Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)

Famous Birthdays

  • Grace Adams-Short, British reality television contestant