Saturday August 17, 1985
US date format: 8/17/1985, UK date format: 17/8/1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 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 Yû Aoi and Wendy González.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to by .
In UK by was in the top 5 hits.
Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blade Runner or Arnhen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1985?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- 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 17, 1985?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 17If August 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 15 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 17, 1985?
On August 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Yû Aoi, Wendy González, Brock Kelly.
What was the number one song in August 17, 1985?
The number one song in the week of August 17, 1985 was Shout by Tears For Fears in US and Into The Groove by Madonna in UK.
What were the top hits on August 17, 1985?
The top hits on August 17, 1985 were Shout by Tears For Fears, Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, Never Surrender by Corey Hart in US and Into The Groove by Madonna, I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.