The 2nd of October, 1985, fell on a Wednesday. Day 275 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 2nd of October, 1985:
American actor Rock Hudson dies of AIDS.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of October, 1985:
United States: Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
United Kingdom: If I Was - Midge Ure
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Invasion U.S.A." 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 2nd of October, 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 2nd of October:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
She-Ra: Princess of Power - Animated TV series.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Gauntlet - An arcade hack and slash game.
Super Mario Bros. - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of October, 1985.
12,432 days have passed since this date.
1,074,124,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of October, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,253,145,600 times.
Since the 2nd of October, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 554,248,396,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,020,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,374,733 steps. That's about 41,055 miles!
Since this date, 12,889,498 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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