On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
  • Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
1985 Highlights

About December 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius