Events in Sport in 1985 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 227 of 227

  • Nov 3 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title, finishing 4th in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 20 points from Italian Michele Alboreto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

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Nov 9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Nov 12 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane
  • 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 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
  • 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

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Dec 2 NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)

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

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Dec 2 Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Dec 7 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
  • Dec 8 Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 8 74th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 8 74th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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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)

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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 21 Alice Miller/Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG