What Happened on May 13, 1985

Historical Events

  • Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police drop explosive device on house occupied by revolutionary Black separatist group "Move", killing 11, during stand-off after a shoot-out; ensuing fire destroys 61 homes
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player (New Jersey Devils), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Born in 1985

Famous Weddings

Bruce Springsteen

American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (35) weds American actress Julianne Phillips (25) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon; divorce in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91
  • Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (one of the founders of Quantum electrochemistry), dies at 53
  • Selma Diamond, Canadian-American comedy writer (Your Show Of Shows), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85 - "Selma"), dies of lung cancer at 64

About May 13, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  • UK #1 Song: 19 - Paul Hardcastle