What Happened on December 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Philipine Chief staff Gen Fabian speaks of Benigno Aquino's murder
  • Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" premieres in NYC at Imperial Theater NYC (608 performances)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorell Wright, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63