On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

Famous Deaths

  • Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies at 59
1985 Highlights

About March 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces