On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

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