On This Day

September 1, 1985 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sports History

Bill Elliott claims a $1 million bonus for winning 3 of the 4 crown jewel races on the NASCAR schedule: the Daytona 500, Winston 500 and Southern 500

  • Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello

Deaths in Sport

  • Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
1985 in Sport