February 9, 1985

February 9, 1985, was a Saturday. It was 39 years, 5 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on February 9, 1985?

  • DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 9, 1985:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 9, 1985

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • Easy Lover - Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
  • Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  • Lover Boy - Billy Ocean
  • The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Play the top singles 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.
Beverly Hills Cop

Top movie at the box office

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


This date occurred 14,410 days ago. Approximately 480 months have passed. It was the 40th day of 1985, in week 06. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on February 9, 1985, are now 39 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 160 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to February 9, 1985

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is February 9, 1985, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "I Know Him So Well" by Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Beverly Hills Cop is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "The Love Boat", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", and "Charles in Charge". In fashion, women are 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as David Huffman, Rock Hudson, Ian Stewart, and Paul Castellano would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong", and "Duck Hunt".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Mister T", "Muppet Babies", and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Children are playing with toys such as Hungry Hungry Hippos, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, and Mr Frosty.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 9, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    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.
  • Deng Xiaoping.

    Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping was named Time Person of the Year in 1985 due to his economic reforms in China.
  • 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.
  • The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles.

    The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles

    Between June 1984 and August 1985, a serial killer nicknamed "The Night Stalker" was carrying out a home invasion and murder crime spree in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Richard Ramirez was later arrested and convicted of the crimes.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.


    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 9, 1985.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary


What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 9, 1985.

  • January 20, 1985: Super Bowl XIX: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Miami Dolphins by 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
  • January 21, 1985: 70 people are killed when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes in Reno, Nevada.
  • February 2, 1985: O.J. Simpson marries Nicole Brown.
  • February 7, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico.
  • This date: February 9, 1985
  • February 11, 1985: Langenbruck crash: 21 people are killed after a double-decker bus carrying German air force musicians crashes on the autobahn between Nuremberg and Munich.
  • February 18, 1985: The album "No Jacket Required" by Phil Collins is released.
  • February 19, 1985: The first episode of British soap opera Eastenders is aired.
  • February 20, 1985: Ireland allows the sale of condoms without a prescription.
  • February 22, 1985: 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan goes missing in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  • February 27, 1985: Actor David Huffman is stabbed to death by a suspected burglar in San Diego, California.
  • February 28, 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 3, 1985: The comedy-drama series "Moonlighting" premieres on ABC.
  • March 6, 1985: Boxing: 18-year-old Mike Tyson defeats Hector Mercedes in his professional debut.
  • March 7, 1985: The song "We Are the World" is released by supergroup USA for Africa.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 9, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 9, 1985 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1985

The following TV shows were popular in February 1985:

TV shows from February 1985.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team

Cars in 1985

1985 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Astro, the Honda Integra, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Dodge Lancer, the Ford Scorpio, and the Subaru XT.

Cars in 1985.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1985

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Toys in 1985

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1985.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on February 9, 1985?

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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 9.

Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci

Born on February 9, 1943
He turned 42 on this day in 1985.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Born on February 9, 1981
He turned 4 on this day in 1985.

Avan Jogia

Avan Jogia

Born on February 9, 1992
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

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

Write a comment about this date

Have something to say about this date? Was it your birthday? Or perhaps you have a memory of it?

All comments are moderated. Our system may automatically edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

How old was I?

Find out what your age was on February 9, 1985, by entering your DOB below.
This information is not saved on our server.

Stats for February 9, 1985


Here are some interesting statistics about February 9, 1985:

  • 14,410 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,058 weeks have passed.
  • 1,245,020,400 seconds have passed since February 9, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,452,523,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 642,430,526,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 207,503,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 107,071,754 steps. That's roughly 47,587 miles.
  • 14,940,245 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
  • How many years ago was 1985?


It looks like you have reached the end. Try searching for another date.


Random dates

Check out some of these random dates.