On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1985

Historical Events

  • International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley

Theater Premiere

Neil Simon's play "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad

Famous Birthdays

  • Stan Wawrinka, Swiss tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in Lausanne, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
1985 Highlights

About March 28, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries