On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1985

Historical Events

  • IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerwyn Price, Welsh darts player (PDC World C'ship 2021; Grand Slam of Darts 2018, 19; World Grand Prix 2020), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Thomas Erak, American guitarist (The Fall of Troy)

Famous Deaths

  • George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, dies at 76
  • Robert W. Woodruff, American CEO (Coca-Cola) and philanthropist, dies at 95
  • Victor W. Farris, American inventor (paper milk carton), dies at 75
1985 Highlights

About March 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 17 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