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February 9th, 1985.

February 9th, 1985, was a Saturday. It was day 40 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since February 9th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 9th, 1985?

  • DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 9th, 1985.

  • United States: I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • United Kingdom: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson
Play the top hits from 1985.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1985. Take a trip back to the days of Bryan Adams, a-ha, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis and the News.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on February 9th, 1985.

Take me back to February 9th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 9th, 1985 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 "Dallas", "Punky Brewster", "Miami Vice" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Boulder Dash".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats" and "ThunderCats". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big Jim (action figure), Pound Puppies, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 9th, 1985.

  • DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered.

    DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered.

    On February 9th, 1985, DEA agent Kiki Camarena was murdered by cartel members in Mexico. His murder led to one of the biggest homicide investigations in US history.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Out of Africa.

    Out of Africa.

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

  • USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    "We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.

  • 1985 in movies.

    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.

  • Deng Xiaoping.

    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 music.

    1985 in music.

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

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 36 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since February 9th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 9th, 1985, will be 36 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1985 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 476755200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 9th, 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.
  • February 7th, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico.
  • This date: February 9th, 1985
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 9th, 1985, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 9th, 1985 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 9th, 1985.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1985.

  • ThunderCats
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1985.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.

  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1985.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 9th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 9th of February.

Weather on February 9th, 1985.

Historical weather information for February 9th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 3.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -0.22 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 9th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 9th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 9th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of May, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 9th, 1985 is close to the 19th of November, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 9th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,272 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,896 weeks have passed.
  • 1,146,697,200 seconds have passed since the February 9th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,337,813,400 times.
  • Since February 9th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 591,695,755,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,116,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,615,959 steps. That's about 43,829 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,760,366 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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