On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1985

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)
1985 Highlights

About March 23, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries