On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
  • NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), dies of heart failure at 81
1985 Highlights

About November 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio