On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1985

Historical Events

  • "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
  • 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? 35 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus