March 31, 1985 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

35 years ago on March 31st, 1985

The First WrestleMania is held at Madison Square Garden, featuring Mr. T and Hulk Hogan

The success of the event would propel wrestling into popular culture and boosted the WWF over any previous wrestling leagues. WrestleManias would routinely take place near the city, but would return to Madison Square Garden for the 10th and 20th anniversary shows.


References:

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 86°F in 1998
Record Low: 14°F in 1923


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