16th of March, 1985

The 16th of March, 1985, fell on a Saturday. Day 75 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of March, 1985:

  • Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of March, 1985:

  • United States: Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • United Kingdom: You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 16th of March, 1985.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals and pumps were popular footwear in the mid 80s. Fashion become more colorful during this period. Popular clothing included long wool coats, long and bulky sweaters, jumpsuits, large scarves, beanies, leather gloves, long flared skirts, slim miniskirts, slightly tapered pants and stirrup pants.

  • Deng Xiaoping.

    Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1985. Xiaoping received this acknowledgment because of economic reforms in China.

  • 1985 in movies.

    Movies released in 1985 included Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, The Color Purple, Out of Africa, Cocoon, The Jewel of the Nile, Witness, The Goonies, Spies Like Us, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Commando, Teen Wolf and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.

  • 1985 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of March:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 34 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since the 16th of March, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1985, will be 34 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 479779200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of March, 1985:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1985, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of March, 1985 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Weather

Weather information for the 16th of March, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 16th of March, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of March, 1985 was probably conceived around the 6th of June, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of March, 1985 is the 24th of December, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

16th of March

Events that have occurred on the 16th of March:

  • 16th of March, 1965: Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 16th of March, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • 16th of March, 1968: The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.
  • 16th of March, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • 16th of March, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • 16th of March, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - An arcade rail shooter game that was released by Atari Games.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of March, 1985.

  • 12,660 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,093,824,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of March, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,276,128,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of March, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 564,413,184,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,304,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,068,864 steps. That's about 41,808 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,125,888 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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