What Happened on May 18, 1985

Historical Events

  • "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3

Sports History

110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

  • 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)

Famous Deaths

  • Harald Andersson, Swedish discus thrower (world record 52.42m 1934), dies at 78
  • Stojan Daskalov, Bulgarian writer (A Farm), dies at 75
  • Tex Terry, American actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
1985 Highlights

About May 18, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 14 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