On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1985

Historical Events

  • Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


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

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Sloane, American artist, dies at 80
1985 Highlights

About March 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces