Historical Events In 1985
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Mar 09 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed on this day in history.
Mar 09 The most requested movie in history,"Gone With The Wind", went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time on this day in history.
Mar 10 In the year 1985 french socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
Mar 10 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket" on this day in history.
Mar 10 Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Mar 10 On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Tokyo won by Natalia Bestemianova &Andrei Bukin (USSR)
Mar 10 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR) on this day in history.
Mar 10 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (German Democratic Republic) on this day in history.
Mar 10 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (USSR) on this day in history.
Mar 11 Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader on this day in history.
Mar 12 On this day in history eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
Mar 13 In the year 1985 funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
Mar 14 11th People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins 4 awards on this day in history.
Mar 14 In the year 1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards
Mar 15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1985.
Mar 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1985.
Mar 16 Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut on this day in history.
Mar 16 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years on this day in history.
Mar 16 On this day in history in the Leeward Islands a 6.8 earthquake injured 6 and damage (VI) on Guadeloupe. Minor damage on Montserrat. Also felt on Antigua, St. Kitts and Puerto Rico.
Mar 16 In the year 1985 roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
Mar 17 Brian Mulroney 1939- welcomes President Ronald Reagan to a Canada-US Summit meeting in the Chateau Frontenac; called the Shamrock Summit because of their common Irish ancestry and the date - St. Patrick's Day on this day in history.
Mar 17 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies in the year 1985.
Mar 17 IBM surprised the computer industry by announcing the termination of its PC Jr., a watered-down version of its popular IBM PC in the year 1985.
Mar 17 On this day in history near Coast of Central Chile a 6.6 earthquake caused one person died from a heart attack at Santiago
Mar 18 In the year 1985 capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
Mar 18 Jack Miller, orch leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89 in the year 1985.
Mar 19 In the year 1985 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
Mar 19 On this day in history in Bolivia a 5.5 earthquake killed 2 people and damage in the Monteagudo area.
Mar 19 New South Wales wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket in the year 1985.
Mar 19 Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile in the year 1985.
Mar 20 On this day in history libby Riddles is first woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
Mar 21 Arthur Ashe is named to International Tennis Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Mar 21 On this day in history bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
Mar 21 In the year 1985 michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
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