What Happened on March 6, 1985

Historical Events

  • Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale

Hall of Fame

Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Boxing Title Fight

Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes at 1:47 in round 1 of 4 in Albany, NY in his first professional fight

Film & TV History

Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alaska Thunderf**k [Justin Andrew Honard], American drag queen and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Albert Reed, American model
  • Pretty Yende, South African operatic soprano, born in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Sloane, American artist, dies at 80

About March 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 21 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