Friday May 17, 1985

US date format: 5/17/1985, UK date format: 17/5/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Derek Hough and Greg Van Avermaet. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Fletch, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Be-Bop High School or Fairlight.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Les Anderson catches record 97-pound 4-ounce Chinook Salmon, off Alaska.

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Movies

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Fletch

Fletch

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Country: United States of America

Future-Kill

Future-Kill

Directed by: Ronald W. Moore

Starring: Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, Gabriel Folse, Wade Reese

Final Justice

Final Justice

Directed by: Greydon Clark

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Rossano Brazzi, Venantino Venantini, Patrizia Pellegrino

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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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

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 5 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

Men And Angels by Mary Gordon

Men And Angels

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With her husband abroad, an art historian employs a devout but difficult nanny, unsettling her domestic life as well as her view of motherhood—and of herselfWhen Anne Foster’s husband accepts a

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

The Blood Of Abraham by Jimmy Carter

The Blood Of Abraham

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Since his earliest days in the White House, Jimmy Carter has demonstrated an untiring passion for pursuing peace in the Middle East.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Nightshade

Nightshade

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Micro MSX Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game; Maze game

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Fairlight

Fairlight

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Amstrad PCW by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 17, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 1985?

On May 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on May 17, 1985?

On May 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Derek Hough, Greg Van Avermaet, Christine Nesbitt.

Which famous people died on May 17, 1985?

Famous people died on May 17, 1985 include, Bobby Ewing, Hugh Burden.

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

The number one song in the week of May 17, 1985 was Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 1985?

The top hits on May 17, 1985 were Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds, Crazy For You by Madonna, One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle, Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson, I Feel Love (Medley) by Bronski Beat & Marc Almond in UK.


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