21st of January, 1985

The 21st of January, 1985, fell on a Monday. Day 21 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.

35 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since the 21st of January, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 21st of January, 1985:

  • 70 people are killed when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes in Reno, Nevada.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

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.

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 January, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Out of Africa

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

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since the 21st of January, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 21st of January, 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 475113600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 21st of January, 1985:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 21st of January, 1985, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • 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 January, 1985 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" - "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" - "Dungeons & Dragons" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "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
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for the 21st of January, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: -0.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -17.83 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 8.64cm. It was a windy day.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.92cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of January, 1985 was probably conceived around the 13th of April, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of January, 1985 is the 31st of October, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

21st of January

Events that have occurred on the 21st of January:


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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 12,860 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,111,100,400 seconds have passed since the 21st of January, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,296,283,800 times.
  • Since the 21st of January, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 573,327,806,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 185,183,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,554,634 steps. That's about 42,469 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,333,205 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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