February 9th, 1985, fell on a Saturday. It was day 40 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since February 9th, 1985.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 9th, 1985:
DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.
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
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 February 9th, 1985 and it's a Saturday. 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.
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 "Columbo.", "The Jeffersons", "Only Fools and Horses" and "Family Ties". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Missile Command", "Mario Bros." and "Duck Hunt".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "Fraggle Rock", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Dungeons & Dragons". Popular toys include the likes of "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Commodore 64" 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 February 9th, 1985.
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 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.
Murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena.
On the 9th of February, 1985, DEA agent Kiki Camarena was murdered by cartel members in Mexico. This led to one of the biggest homicide investigations in U.S. history.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
35 years, 6 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 35 years of age.
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 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.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
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 (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 9th, 1985 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
TV shows that you might 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
My Little Pony (figures)
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)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of February:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 9th, 1985.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 9th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 2nd of May, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 9th, 1985 is the 19th of November, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 9th, 1985.
12,968 days have passed since this date.
1,120,431,600 seconds have passed since the February 9th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,307,170,200 times.
Since February 9th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 578,142,705,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,738,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,357,118 steps. That's about 42,825 miles!
Since this date, 13,445,179 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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