On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1985

Historical Events

Television Premiere

CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman

  • Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer (3rd winner of Australian Idol 2005), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol and singer (member of KAT-TUN), born in Chiba, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
1985 Highlights

About November 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio