On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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