Sunday February 17, 1985

US date format: 2/17/1985, UK date format: 17/2/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Anne Curtis and Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cops 'n' Robbers or City Connection.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Events

  • 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
  • 1st day / night game at the MCG, Australia vs. England
  • Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater.
  • Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita.

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Movies

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

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

Dance with a Stranger

Dance with a Stranger

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Lust in the Dust

Lust in the Dust

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

Morons from Outer Space

Morons from Outer Space

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail

TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Starring: Nobuo Tobita

Country: Japan

Roll Over Beethoven

Roll Over Beethoven

Hôtel de police

Hôtel de police

Days to next February 17

If February 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

The Sicilian

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After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced …

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

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The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Paradroid

Paradroid

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

Mach Rider

Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

Cops 'n' Robbers

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

City Connection

City Connection

Platform: Arcade NES MSX Virtual Console Arcade Archives(PS4)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco, Kitcorp, HAMSTER

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On February 17, 1985 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 17, 1985?

On February 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 17, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 17, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on February 17, 1985?

On February 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Anne Curtis, Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper), Sivakarthikeyan .

Which famous people died on February 17, 1985?

Famous people died on February 17, 1985 include, Wanda Perry.

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

The number one song in the week of February 17, 1985 was Careless Whisper by Wham! in US and I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson in UK.

What were the top hits on February 17, 1985?

The top hits on February 17, 1985 were Careless Whisper by Wham!, I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey in US and I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson, Love And Pride by King, I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner in UK.


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