What Happened on December 23, 1985

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Judd, British drummer (McFly), born in Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor, born in Adelaide, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • James Vance (20) and Raymond Belknap (18) attempt suicide (Belknap dies). Their families later sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages in song "Better By You, Better Than Me".
1985 Highlights

About December 23, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens