On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1985

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

President Reagan bans import of South African Krugerrands to the USA

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies of cancer at 68
1985 Highlights

About October 11, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra