On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

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French President François Mitterrand receives Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski

21st President of France François Mitterrand
21st President of France
François Mitterrand

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President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Slobodan Živojinović of Yugoslavia upsets No. 2 seed John McEnroe 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open quarter finals; leaves McEnroe without a major singles title for the first time since 1978

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2013-14; Gold Glove Award 2013; hit for cycle 2008, 2017), born in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
1985 Highlights

About December 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius