On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
  • Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer, born in Erechim, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
1985 Highlights

About June 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini