On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

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, songwriter, composer, and writer (b. 1910)
  • Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas
  • Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72