What Happened on December 24, 1985

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini is named Europe's best football player for the 3rd consecutive time; beats Verona striker Preben Elkjær and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster

Famous Birthdays

  • David Ragan, American race car driver, born in Unadilla, Georgia
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Ferhat Abbas, Algerian politician and President of the National Constituent Assembly of Algeria (1962-63), dies at 86
1985 Highlights

About December 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 5 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