On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1985

Historical Events

  • Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
  • Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic
  • Jon Walker, American musician (Panic! at the Disco), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player (13 ATP Tour titles), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies by falling down the stairs of her daughter's home at 60
1985 Highlights

About September 17, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo