On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1985

Historical Events

Film and TV Awards

11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

Sports History

Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • Stromae [Paul Van Haver], Belgian rapper and songwriter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Tosh Townend, American skateboarder

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Ormandy [JenÅ‘ Blau], Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1936-80), dies of pneumonia at 85
1985 Highlights

About March 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • UK #1 Song: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive