On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
  • Atlantis (61-B) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 for her 3rd and final Australian singles crown

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Deaths

  • Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
  • Robert Graves, English writer and poet (King Jesus), dies at 90