On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1985

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Frankie Muniz, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
  • Josh Smith, American basketball player (New Orleans Pelicans), born in College Park, Georgia
  • Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
1985 Highlights

About December 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius