On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1985

Historical Events


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Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan almost come to blows at halftime in a 38-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins at the Orange Bowl, Miami; Chicago's only loss of the NFL season

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

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NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway (Denver Broncos) face each other for the first time, a 30-26 win for Marino's Miami Dolphins (390 yards and 3 TDs)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Philipine Chief of Staff General 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

  • Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2012; WR 100m freestyle short course – 44.94s), born in Belfort, France

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Philip Larkin, English poet and writer (North Ship, Jill), dies at 63
1985 Highlights

About December 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius