On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko in Moscow

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Michael Secrest (US) begins 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards

Famous Birthdays

  • Alcides [Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves], Brazilian football player, born in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
  • Austin Scott, American football player, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestEmile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), born in Topanga, California


Famous Deaths

  • Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies at 65
1985 Highlights

About March 13, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces