On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1985

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

Sports History

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

#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, born in Chiba, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Gould, American cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
  • Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch writer & poet (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
  • Jorja Curtright, American actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack at 89
1985 Highlights

About May 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus