October 11, 1985

October 11, 1985, was a Friday. It was 38 years, 7 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on October 11, 1985?

  • Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Eddie Gray and replace him with Billy Bremner.

Born on October 11, 1985

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 11, 1985:

  • United States: "Oh Sheila" by Ready for the World
  • United Kingdom: "The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 11, 1985

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  • Cherish - Kool & The Gang
  • Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  • Take On Me - a-ha
  • Dress You Up - Madonna
Play the top singles from 1985
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1985. Take a trip back to the days of Bryan Adams, a-ha, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis and the News.
Invasion U.S.A.

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Invasion U.S.A." was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 14,101 days ago. Approximately 470 months have passed. It was the 284th day of 1985, in week 41. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on October 11, 1985, are now 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 157 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to October 11, 1985

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is October 11, 1985, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Oh Sheila" by Ready for the World is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Invasion U.S.A. is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Who's the Boss?", "Moonlighting", and "The Equalizer".

In fashion, women are wearing long sweaters, fishnet stockings, fingerless gloves, jumpsuits, over-sized scarves, miniskirts, stirrup pants, and spandex cycling shorts. Meanwhile, men are wearing Hawaiian shirts, flannel, shell suits, and wool sport coats. Because it's 1985, the radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Tears For Fears, USA For Africa, A-ha, Foreigner, Madonna, Wham! and Phil Collins. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ian Stewart, Paul Castellano, Phil Lynott, and Christa McAuliffe would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Asteroids", "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", and "Duck Hunt". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine", and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Children are playing with toys such as Operation, the Big Wheel (tricycle), Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), and Turnin' Turbo Dashboard.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 11, 1985.

  • 1985 in music.

    1985 in music

    Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
  • 1985 in movies.

    1985 in movies

    Movies released in 1985 included Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, The Color Purple, Out of Africa, Cocoon, The Jewel of the Nile, Witness, The Goonies, Spies Like Us, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Commando, Teen Wolf and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1985, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Diego Maradona, Preben Elkjær-Larsen, Bernd Schuster, Michael Laudrup, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Zbigniew Boniek, Oleg Protassov, Hans-Peter Briegel, Bryan Robson and Rinat Dassaev.
  • Out of Africa.

    Out of Africa

    "Out of Africa" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
  • Deng Xiaoping.

    Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping was named Time Person of the Year in 1985 due to his economic reforms in China.
  • USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    "We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became more colorful during this period. Popular clothing included long wool coats, long and bulky sweaters, jumpsuits, large scarves, beanies, leather gloves, long flared skirts, slim miniskirts, slightly tapered pants, and stirrup pants.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War

    Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.


    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 11, 1985.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 11, 1985.

  • September 13, 1985:
    • 1985 MTV Video Music Awards: "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley wins Video of the Year.
    • The first "Super Mario" video game is released in Japan.
  • September 15, 1985: Golf: Europe wins the 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in Wishaw, England.
  • September 19, 1985: 10,000 people are killed when an 8.2 earthquake hits Mexico City.
  • September 24, 1985: The first episode of the sitcom "Growing Pains" airs on ABC.
  • September 29, 1985: The first episode of the TV series "MacGyver" is aired.
  • October 2, 1985: American actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS at the age of 59.
  • October 4, 1985: The movie Commando (1985), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas.
  • This date: October 11, 1985
  • October 12, 1985: Musician Ricky Wilson dies from AIDS.
  • October 18, 1985: The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in North America.
  • October 25, 1985: NBA player Karl Malone makes his debut for Utah Jazz.
  • November 4, 1985: Boxing manager Cus D'Amato dies at the age of 77.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 11, 1985, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 11, 1985 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on October 11, 1985

TV audiences were watching the following shows on October 11, 1985:

TV shows from October 1985.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

Cars in 1985

1985 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Astro, the Honda Integra, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Dodge Lancer, the Ford Scorpio, and the Subaru XT.

Cars in 1985.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1985

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
The Wuzzles
The Wuzzles
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers

Toys in 1985

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1985.

Gauntlet 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros.
Back to the Future 1985
Back to the Future
The Way of the Exploding Fist 1985
The Way of the Exploding Fist
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1985
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command

Were you born on October 11, 1985?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1985.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 11, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 11.

Fred Trump

Fred Trump

Real-estate developer Deceased
Born on October 11, 1905
He turned 80 on this day in 1985.

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton

Soccer player Deceased
Born on October 11, 1937
He turned 48 on this day in 1985.



Born on October 11, 1965
He turned 20 on this day in 1985.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

Actor Deceased
Born on October 11, 1966
He turned 19 on this day in 1985.

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Born on October 11, 1976
She turned 9 on this day in 1985.

Cardi B

Cardi B

Born on October 11, 1992
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 11, 1985.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 11, 1985 was most likely conceived around January 18, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 11, 1985 is close to July 4, 1986.

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Stats for October 11, 1985


Here are some interesting statistics about October 11, 1985:

  • 14,101 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,014 weeks have passed.
  • 1,218,326,400 seconds have passed since October 11, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,421,380,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 628,656,422,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 203,054,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 104,776,070 steps. That's roughly 46,567 miles.
  • 14,619,917 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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