What Happened on October 11, 1985

Historical Events

  • Atlantis (51-J) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

Event of Interest

President Reagan bans import of South African Krugerrands to the USA

  • US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress (Harriet the Spy), born in New York
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Alex La Guma, South African novelist (A Walk in the Night), and anti-apartheid activist (1956 Treason Trial), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies of cancer at 68

About October 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  • UK #1 Song: The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush