On This Day

December 14, 1985 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer, born in Truskolasy, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Julio Pimentel, Dominican baseball player, born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Bristol, Somerset

Weddings in Sport

  • "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

Deaths in Sport

  • Charlie Bachman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard & coach (Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan State), dies at 93

Person of interestRoger Maris

Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), dies of cancer at 51

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

1985 in Sport