Wednesday July 17, 1985
US date format: 7/17/1985, UK date format: 17/7/1985
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Tom Fletcher (singer) and Tom Cullen (actor).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran.
In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits.
Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-15 Strike Eagle or Lode Runner's Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 17, 1985?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 17, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
- Prince - Raspberry Beret
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
- Phil Collins - Sussudio
- Survivor - The Search Is Over
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rene & Angela - Save Your Love (For #1)
- Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
- Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
- Prince And The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
- Debarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Cameo - Attack Me With Your Love
- Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Paul Hardcastle - 19
- Skipworth & Turner - Thinking About Your Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 17If July 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 22 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?