What Happened on November 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
  • NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81