What Happened on December 26, 1985

Historical Events

  • Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Hartman, American actor (Rick Forrester in Bold & Beautiful), born in Westlake, California
  • Yuu Shirota, Japanese-Spanish actor & singer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda at 53
  • Harold P. Warren, American movie director (Manos: The Hands of Fate), dies at 62
  • Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), dies at 74
1985 Highlights

About December 26, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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