Monday June 17, 1985

US date format: 6/17/1985, UK date format: 17/6/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Marcos Baghdatis and Andrea Demirovic. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Heaven by Bryan Adams. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Family Album by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Mann macht klar Schiff. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Earth Fighter Rayieza or Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

Events

  • 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G) - Discovery 5 launched
  • John Hendricks launches the Discovery Channel in the United States.

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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

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

Restless Natives

Restless Natives

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Country: United States of America

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller, George Ogilvie

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Kémeri

Kémeri

Days to next June 17

If June 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 days.
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Books

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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

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave

The Soong Dynasty

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‘Fast paced and jammed with racy details’ – New York Times Book ReviewThe Soong Dynasty is the first full behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Soong family whose power and wealth dominated China and American policy towards Asia in the Twentieth …

A Creed For The Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough

A Creed For The Third Millennium

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Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr.

Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7 Sharp X1 MSX Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix Nintendo (Family Computer)

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Publisher: Micro Power

Road Blaster

Road Blaster

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Sega Mega-CD, LaserActive, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, VHS, iOS, Sharp X68000, Windows

Genre: Interactive movie Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Mega-CD) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Platform: Amiga; Commodore 64; Apple II; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

The Legend of Kage

The Legend of Kage

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Family Computer/NES, MSX, Virtual Console, X1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP/NA Taito; JP Square Enix (3DSVC); EU Imagine Studios (CPC/C64)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 17, 1985 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is June 17, 1985?

On June 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 17, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 17, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on June 17, 1985?

On June 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Marcos Baghdatis, Andrea Demirovic, Rafael Sobis.

Which famous people died on June 17, 1985?

Famous people died on June 17, 1985 include, Piet De Somer, John Boulting.

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

The number one song in the week of June 17, 1985 was Heaven by Bryan Adams in US and You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd in UK.

What were the top hits on June 17, 1985?

The top hits on June 17, 1985 were Heaven by Bryan Adams, Sussudio by Phil Collins, Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in US and You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd, Frankie by Sister Sledge, 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.


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