On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1985

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

Footballer Michel Platini
Michel Platini

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
1985 Highlights

About December 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn