On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • 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, American singer (7th Heaven), born in Yalta, Ukraine
  • Ravi Bopara, English cricketer, born in Forest Gate, London

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
1985 Highlights

About May 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus