January 2nd, 1985

January 2nd, 1985, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 2 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since January 2nd, 1985.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1985:

  • United States: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

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.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 1985 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song Like A Virgin by Madonna is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Beverly Hills Cop is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister.

In fashion, women are currently wearing long sweaters, fishnet stockings, fingerless gloves, jumpsuits, over-sized scarves, miniskirts, stirrup pants and spandex cycling shorts. Meanwhile, men are wearing Hawaiian shirts, flannel, shell suits and wool sport coats. Because it's 1985, the radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Tears For Fears, USA For Africa, A-ha, Foreigner, Madonna, Wham! and Phil Collins. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Only Fools and Horses", "Kate & Allie" and "Who's the Boss?".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Mario Bros." and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Smurfs". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Water Ring Toss", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Pound Puppies".


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 January 2nd, 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.

  • 1985 in music.

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

  • 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.

  • USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    "We Are the World" by USA for Africa would go on to win a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.

  • Out of Africa

    "Out of Africa" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.

  • Who were the best football players in 1985?

    In 1985, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Diego Maradona, Preben Elkjær-Larsen, Bernd Schuster, Michael Laudrup, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Zbigniew Boniek, Oleg Protassov, Hans-Peter Briegel, Bryan Robson and Rinat Dassaev.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since January 2nd, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 1985, will be 35 years of age.
  • People born in 1985 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 473472000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1985:

  • December 3rd, 1984: The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is released by Band Aid.
  • December 5th, 1984: The film Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is released.
  • December 10th, 1984: Wham release their single "Last Christmas".
  • December 22nd, 1984: Bernhard Goetz shoots and seriously wounds four would-be burglars on a train in Manhattan.
  • January 20th, 1985: Super Bowl XIX: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Miami Dolphins by 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
  • January 21st, 1985: 70 people are killed when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes in Reno, Nevada.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1985, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1985 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • 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.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

1985 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1985.

  • Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Transformers
  • Muppet Babies
  • Heathcliff
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Cockleshell Bay
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show

1985 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1985:

  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

Weather

Weather information for January 2nd, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 3.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on January 2nd, 1985?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1985?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1985 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1985 is the 12th of October, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Boulder Dash - Arcade game developed by Data East.
  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
  • Mario Bros. - Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1985.

  • 13,122 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,133,740,800 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,322,697,600 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 585,010,252,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 188,956,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,501,709 steps. That's about 43,334 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,604,890 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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