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..

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

The Goonies

The Goonies

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Country: United States of America

Silverado

Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Beyond 2000

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

Days to next August 17

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus

The Grasshopper Trap

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The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence

By:

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

By:

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker

A Catskill Eagle

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Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend, Hawk, go to find Susan.

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action/platform

Arnhen

Arnhen

Platform: MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: SSI (U.S.), CCS (U.K.)

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.


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