March 1985 calendar

March 1985

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1985?


  • 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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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Crime Wave

Crime Wave

Release year: 1985

Directed by: John Paizs

Starring: Eva Kovacs, John Paizs, Darrell Baran, Jeffrey Owen Madden



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers


Which were the most popular books released in March 1985?
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Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star


Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

Proof by Dick Francis



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.

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album


Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz


From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

Illusions Of Love by Cynthia Freeman

Illusions Of Love


Do we make our own destinies? Can we alter the courses of our lives?Cynthia Freeman’s New York Times bestselling novel will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a second