On This Day

1985 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 223 of 223


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Nov 14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • Nov 17 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • Nov 17 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24; final CFL game played with 25-yard long endzone
  • Nov 25 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway (Denver Broncos) face each other for the first time, a 30-26 win for Marino's Miami Dolphins (390 yards and 3 TDs)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan almost come to blows at halftime in a 38-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins at the Orange Bowl, Miami; Chicago's only loss of the NFL season

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Slobodan Živojinović of Yugoslavia upsets No. 2 seed John McEnroe 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open quarter finals; leaves McEnroe without a major singles title for the first time since 1978

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Dec 7 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 7 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

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Dec 8 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Dec 11 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals
  • Dec 13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • Dec 13 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Dec 20 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
  • Dec 22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini is named Europe's best football player for the 3rd consecutive time; beats Verona striker Preben Elkjær and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster
  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 249 of 249

  • Oct 1 Tim Deasy, English footballer
  • Oct 2 Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
  • Oct 7 Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • Oct 12 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 14 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 14 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • Oct 15 Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 15 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • Oct 16 Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion
  • Oct 18 Yoenis Cespedes, Cuban MLB player, born in Campechuela
  • Oct 20 Dominic McGuire, American basketball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 20 James Sutton, British racing driver

Person of interestWayne Rooney

Oct 24 Wayne Rooney, English soccer midfielder (England 119 caps, Man U, Everton), born in Liverpool, England

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • Oct 26 Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
  • Oct 26 Monta Ellis, American basketball player
  • Oct 29 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player
  • Nov 4 Marcell Jansen, German footballer, born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
  • Nov 13 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Nov 14 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 18 Allyson Felix, American athlete (6-time Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • Nov 20 Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
  • Nov 21 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 22 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • Nov 23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 28 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
  • Nov 29 Shannon Brown, American basketball player, born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Dec 2 Dorell Wright, American basketball player
  • Dec 3 Mike Randolph, American soccer player
  • Dec 3 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
  • Dec 3 Marcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player
  • Dec 4 Andrew Brackman, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 4 Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 4 Ibtihaj Muhammad, American fencer, first American Muslim to wear hijab at Olympics, born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 5 Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 5 Josh Smith, American basketball player
  • Dec 6 Rudra Pratap Singh, Indian Cricketer
  • Dec 8 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia
  • Dec 10 T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
  • Dec 14 Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer, born in Truskolasy, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Dec 14 Julio Pimentel, Dominican baseball player, born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 14 Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Bristol, Somerset
  • Dec 19 Gary Cahill, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian footballer
  • Dec 21 James Stewart Jr., American motorcycle racer, born in Bartow, Florida
  • Dec 24 David Ragan, American race car driver, born in Unadilla, Georgia
  • Dec 27 Logan Bailly, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • Dec 27 Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport