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

  • Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About August 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna