What Happened on December 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

Event of Interest

President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser

Sports History

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

1985 History

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
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat (President of the UN General Assembly), dies at 81
  • Marcel Boereboom, Belgian pianist, critic, educator, and musicologist (Handbook of Music History), dies at 83

About December 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Your Man - Wham!