What Happened on May 4, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

111th Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr.wins aboard Spend A Buck for his third Derby triumph

  • 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Fedorov, Ukranian-American singer (7th Heaven), born in Yalta, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Ravi Bopara, English cricketer, born in Forest Gate, London
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)

About May 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are The World - USA For Africa
  • UK #1 Song: Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson