Someone figured out exactly what day Ferris Bueller’s "day off" was" June 5, 1985. Learn how it was figured out.
Back in 1986, moviegoers got their first glimpse of the fictional “day off” taken by Ferris Bueller and friends.
They took a rare Ferrari for a joyride, sang “Twist and Shout” in a parade, visited the Sears tower and Art Institute and yes, even went to a Cubs game.
One observant watcher figured out that the film has clues to the actual day off. Paying close attention to the baseball game he attended, Larry Granillo determined that it was an actual game appearing in the film.
After reviewing the video and audio clues, he could say, with confidence, that the game that appears in the film was played on June 5th, 1985 against the Braves, making that Ferris Bueller’s actual day off.
After this was revealed to the world, people who worked on the film contacted Granillo to inform him that while the recordings of that game were used on the television Bueller’s Principal is watching, it’s not the game that the scenes in the stadium were filmed. That was still during a live game, but it was actually on September 24th of that year against the Expos.
The Braves and Expos both had similar powder blue uniforms, so the mismatch worked. Also, since the film is set to give the impression that Bueller is at the June 5th game, Granillo stands by his original claim that Bueller’s “day off” was June 5th, 1985.