The 16th of August, 1985, fell on a Friday. Day 228 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 16th of August, 1985:
The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th 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 16th of August, 1985.
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 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:
16th of August, 2012: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
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.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of August, 1985.
12,477 days have passed since this date.
1,078,012,800 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,257,681,600 times.
Since the 16th of August, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 556,254,604,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,668,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,709,101 steps. That's about 41,204 miles!
Since this date, 12,936,154 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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