Wednesday April 17, 1985

US date format: 4/17/1985, UK date format: 17/4/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see zodiac on April 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rooney Mara and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In that special week of April people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Gymkata, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mussolini and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Who and the Warlord or Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at April 17 across the years or at April 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Movies

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Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

TV Series

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

It

It

Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding

Distant Neighbors

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A study of Mexico - political, social, cultural, economic - by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin

Citizen Hughes

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Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

Proof by Dick Francis

Proof

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Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Platform: Coleco Adam; ColecoVision; Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Activision

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 17, 1985?

On April 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Rooney Mara, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Luke Mitchell.

Which famous people died on April 17, 1985?

Famous people died on April 17, 1985 include, Ilona Bodden, Takis Miliadis.

What was the number one song in April 17, 1985?

The number one song in the week of April 17, 1985 was We Are The World by USA for Africa in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in UK.

What were the top hits on April 17, 1985?

The top hits on April 17, 1985 were We Are The World by USA for Africa, Crazy For You by Madonna, Nightshift by Commodores in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, We Are The World by USA For Africa, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins in UK.


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