On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1985

Historical Events

  • 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown, 84-75; Wildcats lowest-seeded team to win tournament (8)

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Tweddle, English gymnast (World C'ship gold 2006, 09, 10; Olympic bronze 2012), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Josh Zuckerman, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • Herman Roelstraete, Belgium composer, dies at 59
1985 Highlights

About April 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries