On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1985

Famous Birthdays

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player (Australian Open 2008 runner-up; Davis Cup 2017; Hopman Cup 2014), born in Le Mans, France
  • Rooney Mara, American actress (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Carol), born in Bedford, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
1985 Highlights

About April 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries