12th of August, 1985

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of August, 1985, fell on a Monday.
  • On this exact date: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 32 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1985.
  • Day 224 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 1985 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1985, will be 32 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-12-1985 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1985-08-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19850812" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 492649200.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1985:

  • United States: Shout - Tears for Fears
  • United Kingdom: Into The Groove - Madonna

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "European Vacation" 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 12th of August, 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 12th of August, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 12th of August, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 1985 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 1985 is the 22nd of May, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 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.

  • Back to the Future - A video game version of the Back to the Future movie franchise is released on the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC.
  • The Way of the Exploding Fist - A fighting game that was released on the Commodore 64, the Spectrum and the Amstrad.
  • 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 12th of August:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of August, 1985. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1985.

  • 11,731 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,013,558,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,182,484,800 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 522,996,134,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,926,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,166,022 steps. That's about 38,740 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,162,701 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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