Today in History for March 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1st - Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1st - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
2nd - FDA in the US approves an ELISA screening test for AIDS for blood banks
3rd - "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres
3rd - "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
3rd - Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
3rd - Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
3rd - National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
3rd - Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
4th - STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 4th - Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
4th - War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
5th - NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
5th - Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
6th - Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
6th - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
6th - Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King & I"
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 6th - Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
7th - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
8th - Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
9th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
10th - Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
10th - Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
10th - French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
10th - India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
10th - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 11th - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
12th - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
12th - 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)
13th - Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
13th - Michael Secrest (US) begins 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
14th - Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
15th - Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - The first Internet domain name is registered (
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 16th - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
16th - Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
17th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
17th - Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
18th - Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
18th - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
19th - "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
19th - NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
19th - Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 20th - Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
21st - Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
21st - Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
22nd - NASA launches Intelsat VA
23rd - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
23rd - Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24th - 5th Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards: Bolero wins
24th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
24th - Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 24th - 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
25th - 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus", F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win
25th - Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General
27th - Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
28th - International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
28th - Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC
28th - STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
29th - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
29th - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 31st - 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
31st - 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65
31st - El Salvador's Pres Duartes' Christian-Democrats win election
31st - Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden NY, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 45 of 45

1st - Andreas Ottl, German footballer
1st - Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
2nd - Robert Iler, American actor
2nd - Reggie Bush, American football player
2nd - Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
3rd - Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
4th - Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
5th - Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
5th - Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series
6th - Albert Reed, American model
7th - Thomas Erak, American guitarist
8th - Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
9th - Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player
10th - Lassana Diarra, French footballer
10th - Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
10th - Kim Leclerc, Canadian politician
11th - Derek Schouman, American football player
11th - Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
12th - Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
12th - Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
Actor Emile HirschActor Emile Hirsch (13th) 13th - Emile Hirsch, Topanga, California, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer)
13th - Alcides, Brazilian football player
13th - Austin Scott, American football player
14th - Idaira, Spanish singer
15th - Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
15th - James MacLurcan, Australian actor
15th - F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author
15th - Eva Amurri, American actress
15th - Tom Chilton, British racing driver
16th - Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel
18th - Vince Lia, Australian Footballer
18th - Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
19th - Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
21st - Adrian Peterson, American Football player
22nd - Mike Jenkins, American football player
23rd - Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
24th - Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
Actress Keira KnightleyActress Keira Knightley (26th) 26th - Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
26th - Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
26th - Jonathan Groff, American stage actor
27th - Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
27th - Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
27th - Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel
29th - Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
29th - Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

9th - Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
Actress Maureen McCormickActress Maureen McCormick (16th) 16th - Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings
23rd - Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
25th - Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

1st - Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
2nd - John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
2nd - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
3rd - Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
6th - Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
7th - George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
7th - Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
7th - Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
8th - Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
8th - Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hrs), dies at 33
10th - Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
12th - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
15th - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
16th - Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
NHL Defenseman Eddie ShoreNHL Defenseman Eddie Shore (16th) 16th - Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82
17th - Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
18th - Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
21st - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
21st - Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
23rd - Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
23rd - Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
23rd - Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
23rd - Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
23rd - Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
28th - Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
28th - Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
29th - Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
29th - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
30th - Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
31st - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)

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