On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
  • MLB Pitcher Denny McLain, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin O'Brady, American athlete and adventurer, first to cross Antarctica solo unassisted, born in Olympia, Washington
  • Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel, born in Merredin, Australia

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings


Famous Deaths


Person of interestEddie Shore

Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Jean Purdy, British embryologist and nurse (pioneer in developing IVF), dies from melanoma at 39
  • Roger Huntington Sessions, American composer (Black Masks), dies at 88