Saturday 17 August 1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears.
In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Better Off Dead..., directed by Savage Steve Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1985 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:17 August
- 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
- Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando
- Dave Kingman hits his 400th home run.
- Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
- DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
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