What Happened on March 2, 1985

Historical Events

  • FDA in the US approves an ELISA screening test for AIDS antibody for all blood banks

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Pritchard, British rock singer and guitarist (The Kooks - Inside In/Inside Out), born in Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • Reggie Bush, American NFL running back (Heisman Trophy 2005 [later forfeited], USC; Super Bowl 2009, New Orleans Saints), born in Spring Valley, California
  • Robert Iler, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • John Kelly Jr, American rower (Olympic bronze single sculls 1956; president US Olympic Committee) and brother of Grace Kelly, dies at 57
1985 Highlights

About March 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson