On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
  • Space Shuttle Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

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)