On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1985

Historical Events

  • Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
  • King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kenora, Canada
  • William Beckett, American singer-songwriter (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  • Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
1985 Highlights

About February 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius