On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1985

Historical Events

  • 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54
  • Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova and Oleg Vasiliev (Soviet Union)
  • India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • Kim Leclerc, Canadian politician
  • Lassana Diarra, French footballer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
1985 Highlights

About March 10, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces