21st of May, 1985

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 21st of May, 1985, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 33 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since the 21st of May, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1985.
  • Day 141 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 21st of May, 1985 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 21st of May, 1985, will be 33 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-21-1985 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1985-05-21. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19850521" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 485478000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of May, 1985:

  • United States: Everything She Wants - Wham
  • United Kingdom: 19 - Paul Hardcastle

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Code of Silence" 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 21st of May, 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.

Weather

Weather information for the 21st of May, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 60.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.6cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.56 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.99cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 21st of May, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of May, 1985 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of May, 1985 is the 28th of February, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 23rd of April, 1985: Coca-Cola replaces its original drink with New Coke. The reaction to the recipe change is largely negative.
  • 29th of May, 1985: The Heysel Stadium disaster occurs when 38 fans are killed in riots during a European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus.
  • 1st of June, 1985: Jennifer Rush releases her song "The Power of Love".
  • 7th of June, 1985: The Goonies (1985) is released in movie theaters.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 21st of May:

  • 21st of May, 1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is released.
  • 21st of May, 1982: The movie Annie (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • 21st of May, 1993: Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is released.
  • 21st of May, 1999: Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
  • 21st of May, 1999: The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
  • 21st of May, 2008: The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United win on penalties.
  • 21st of May, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • 21st of May, 2010: Shrek Forever After (2010) is released in movie theaters.

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of May:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 21st of May, 1985. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of May, 1985.

  • 12,230 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,056,675,600 seconds have passed since the 21st of May, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,232,788,200 times.
  • Since the 21st of May, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 545,244,609,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,112,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,874,102 steps. That's about 40,388 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,680,107 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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