What Happened on March 3, 1985

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

Sports History

Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million

Musical Finale

Musical created around songs of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin "My One and Only", starring Tommy Tune, Twiggy, and Roscoe Lee Brown, closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 767 performances and 3 Tony award wins

  • National Union of Mine Workers in Britain ends a 51 week strike
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86

About March 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • UK #1 Song: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive