On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1985

Historical Events

  • CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24; final CFL game played with 25-yard long endzone
  • Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed

Television Premiere

NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US


Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • Tony Hunt, National Football League player

Famous Deaths

  • "Big" Joe Turner, American blues and R&B singer ("Shake, Rattle and Roll"), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
1985 Highlights

About November 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius