What Happened on December 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

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French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois 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

  • Andrew Brackman, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, American fencer, first American Muslim to wear hijab at Olympics, born in Maplewood, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83