What Happened on October 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • French author Claude Simon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Rosenstock, American conductor (NY City Opera), dies at 90
1985 Highlights

About October 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take On Me - a-ha
  • UK #1 Song: The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush