What Happened on March 17, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

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? 38 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • UK #1 Song: Easy Lover - Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins)