On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Hough, American dancer and singer
  • Matt Ryan, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Burrows [Borowitz], American Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning songwriter, composer, and writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas
  • Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
1985 Highlights

About May 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus