What Happened on January 11, 1985

Historical Events

  • CDC MMWR publishes guidelines for screening U.S. blood supply for AIDS antibodies with ELISA test that would be available later that year

Famous Birthdays

  • Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter, born in Surrey, England
  • Rie fu [Rie Funakoshi], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
1985 Highlights

About January 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid