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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1985.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1985?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
  • 02 Mar 1985 US approves screening test for AIDS.
  • 03 Mar 1985 Moonlighting with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres
  • 04 Mar 1985 STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
  • 05 Mar 1985 New York Islanders' Mike Bossy is first to score 50 goals in eight straight seasons.
  • 06 Mar 1985 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of The King and I.
  • 07 Mar 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
  • 08 Mar 1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
  • 09 Mar 1985 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 10 Mar 1985 Dallas Mavericks' coach Dick Motta is fourth NBA coach to win 700 games.
  • 11 Mar 1985 Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 12 Mar 1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtics' record 60 points.
  • 13 Mar 1985 Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
  • 14 Mar 1985 Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
  • 15 Mar 1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in ten rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 16 Mar 1985 Denny McLain, pitcher, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years.
  • 17 Mar 1985 Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the ''Night Stalker'', commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • 18 Mar 1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle
  • 19 Mar 1985 Spin Magazine begins publishing
  • 20 Mar 1985 Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • 21 Mar 1985 Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South Africa, 19 killed.
  • 22 Mar 1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA.
  • 23 Mar 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
  • 24 Mar 1985 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
  • 25 Mar 1985 57th Academy Awards - Amadeus, F Murray Abraham and Sally Field win
  • 27 Mar 1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 28 Mar 1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 29 Mar 1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist.
  • 31 Mar 1985 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$27,400,000.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Casino

Casino

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Country: United States of America

Rebecca

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Country: United States of America

Underground

Underground

Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1985?
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Virgin And Martyr by Andrew M. Greeley

Virgin And Martyr

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Virgin and Martyr

Glitz by Elmore Leonard

Glitz

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“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

Proof by Dick Francis

Proof

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Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

The Titan by Fred Mustard Stewart

The Titan

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Fiction Historical novel.

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

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Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a