What Happened on December 2, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Sports History

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)

  • 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)
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2012; WR 100m freestyle short course – 44.94s), born in Belfort, France
Born in 1985

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

About December 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Your Man - Wham!