Sunday March 17, 1985, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1985, UK date format: 17/3/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Ross and Vassiliki Arvaniti. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Half Nelson. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle City or Cyclone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the ''Night Stalker'', commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • Expo '85, a World's Fair, is held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, until September 16.

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Movies

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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Country: United States of America

Not Quite Paradise

Not Quite Paradise

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, Todd Graff, Kevin McNally

Desperately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

King David

King David

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley

The Slugger's Wife

The Slugger's Wife

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid

TV Series

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Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Tatchi

Tatchi

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 19 days.
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Books

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Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin

Citizen Hughes

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Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

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."

Moscow Rules by Robert Moss

Moscow Rules

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Yuri Andropov is dead, and the shaky succession of Konstantin Chernenko leaves Russia in turmoil. Like many others Sasha Preobrazhensky has become disillusioned with Moscow. He

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman

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The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

The Abandonment Of The Jews by David S. Wyman

The Abandonment Of The Jews

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The Abandonment of the Jews received enormous critical and commercial attention when it was first released in 1984, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks as well

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle City

Battle City

Platform: Family Computer, Game Boy, Arcade (Nintendo VS. System), Sharp X1, Virtual Console (Wii and Wii U)

Genre: Action, Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

Racing Destruction Set

Racing Destruction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

Alien 8

Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Cyclone

Cyclone

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Vortex Software

Infernal Runner

Infernal Runner

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Loriciel

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1985?

On March 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1985?

On March 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Anne Ross, Vassiliki Arvaniti, Tuğba Karademir.

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

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1985 was Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon in US and You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1985?

The top hits on March 17, 1985 were Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon, The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey, Material Girl by Madonna in US and You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins, I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson in UK.


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