On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg wins 1st career Grand Slam singles title; beats defending champion & fellow Swede Mats Wilander 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Ken O'Brien's 96 yard TD pass (NY Jet record) to Wesley Walker
  • NBC premiere of thriller "Final Jeopardy", starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia