What Happened On 20th March 1985 In History

March 20th (1985) was a Wednesday. It's the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 20th March, 1985

  • » Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • » Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.

Famous Birthdays on March 20 in 1985

  • » Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
  • » Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player
  • » Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
  • » Yoan Merlo, French gamer
  • » Matt Taven, American wrestler

March 20th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Saint Alexandra known as Alexandra
  • » Blessed John of Parma
  • » Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (Anglicanism)
  • » John of Nepomuk
  • » Thomas Ken (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • » Saint Wulfram called Wulfram
  • » March 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Earliest date for the Equinox Vernal equinox commemorations called vernal equinox in the Northern hemisphere:
  • » Chunfen (China)
  • » Earth Day History of the Equinox Earth Day .28March 20.29 or Equinox Earth Day (International observances called international)
  • » New Year (Thelema)
  • » Nowruz (Persian People Persian, Gilaki people Gilaki, Kurdish people Kurdish, Zoroastrianism Zoroastrians, and other Iranian people and countries with an Iranian influence)
  • » Ostara in the northern hemisphere, Mabon (Wicca) called Mabon in the southern hemisphere. (Neo-Druidism known as Neo-Druidic Wheel of the Year)
  • » International Astrology Day (astrologers and astrology enthusiasts)
  • » Holidays of Japan e.g Shunbun no Hi (Japan)
  • » World Storytelling Day (international)
  • » Earliest day on which Good Friday can fall, while April 23 is the latest; celebrated on Friday before Easter. (Christianity)
  • » Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tunisia from France in 1956.
  • » International Day of Happiness (United Nations)
  • » International Francophonie Day ('Organisation internationale de la Francophonie'), and its related observances:
  • » UN French Language Day (United Nations)

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