On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1985

Historical Events

  • Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
  • Space Shuttle Discovery moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 51-D mission
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player

Famous Weddings

Billy Joel

American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist and writer, dies at 85
  • Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), 1st African American woman cabinet member, dies of cancer at 60
  • Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
1985 Highlights

About March 23, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries