On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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