On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel & Co plant

Election of Interest

Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando

Famous Birthdays

  • YĆ« Aoi, Japanese actress (Hula Girls), born in Kasuga, Japan
1985 Highlights

About August 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo