On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Music release#1 in the Charts

Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Pope John Paul II arrival in Netherlands marred by violent protest

Famous Birthdays

  • Sifow (Shiho Fujita), Japanese pop star and business woman

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
  • Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch writer and poet (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
  • Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies