February 7th, 1985

February 7th, 1985, fell on a Thursday. It was day 38 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since February 7th, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 7th, 1985:

  • DEA agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 7th, 1985:

  • United States: I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • United Kingdom: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson

Movie Box Office

Which 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 February 7th, 1985 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Know Him So Well by Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Family Ties", "Cheers" and "Sherlock Holmes". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Missile Command" and "Duck Hunt". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fraggle Rock" and "ThunderCats".

Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "My Little Pony (figures)".


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 February 7th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 36 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since February 7th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 7th, 1985, will be 36 years of age.
  • People born in 1985 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 476582400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 7th, 1985:

  • 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.
  • February 2nd, 1985: O.J. Simpson marries Nicole Brown.
  • This date: February 7th, 1985
  • February 9th, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.
  • February 18th, 1985: The album "No Jacket Required" by Phil Collins is released.
  • February 19th, 1985: The first episode of British soap opera Eastenders is aired.
  • February 20th, 1985: Ireland allows the sale of condoms without a prescription.
  • February 22nd, 1985: 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan goes missing in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  • February 27th, 1985: Actor David Huffman is stabbed to death by a suspected burglar in San Diego, California.
  • February 28th, 1985: Nine RUC police officers are killed when the Provisional IRA carries out a mortar attack on a police station in Newry, Northern Ireland.
  • March 6th, 1985: Boxing: 18-year-old Mike Tyson defeats Hector Mercedes in his professional debut.
  • March 7th, 1985: The song "We Are the World" is released by supergroup USA for Africa.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 7th, 1985, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 7th, 1985 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.

1985 - Kid's TV

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

  • ThunderCats
  • 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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

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.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 7th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 7th, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.72 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.6cm.

US President

Who was the US President on February 7th, 1985?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 7th, 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 February 7th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 30th of April, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 7th, 1985 is the 17th of November, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 7th, 1985.

  • 13,221 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,142,290,800 seconds have passed since the February 7th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,332,672,600 times.
  • Since February 7th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 589,422,052,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,381,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,237,009 steps. That's about 43,661 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,707,490 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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