What Happened on July 17, 1985

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, United Kingdom
  • Tom Fletcher, British pop singer, and guitarist (McFly - "5 Colours In Her Hair"; "All About You"), born in Harrow, London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Czesław Marek, Polish composer, dies at 93
  • Margo, Mexican-American actress (Rumba, Viva Zapata), dies at 68 of a brain tumor
  • Susanne Langer, American philosopher & educator (Philosophy in a New Key), dies at 89
1985 Highlights

About July 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
  • UK #1 Song: Frankie - Sister Sledge