Tuesday September 17, 1985
US date format: 9/17/1985, UK date format: 17/9/1985
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Tomáš Berdych and Alexander Ovechkin.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits.
In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits.
Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Equalizer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baraduke or Chuckie Egg 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 1985?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Soyuz T-14 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.
- Laura Ashley: Welsh-English fashion designer founded...
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ready For The World - Oh Sheila
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Kool & The Gang - Cherish
- Freddie Jackson - You Are My Lady
- 9.9 - All Of Me For All Of You
- Bobby Womack - I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much
- The Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
- Boogie Boys - Fly Girl
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
- Starpoint - Object Of My Desire
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?