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February 20th, 1985.

February 20th, 1985, was a Wednesday. It was day 51 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since February 20th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 20th, 1985?

  • Ireland allows the sale of condoms without a prescription.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 20th, 1985.

  • United States: Careless Whisper - George Michael
  • United Kingdom: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 20th, 1985.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  • I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • Easy Lover - Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
  • Lover Boy - Billy Ocean
  • Method Of Modern Love - Daryl Hall John Oates
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.
Beverly Hills Cop

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on February 20th, 1985.

Take me back to February 20th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 20th, 1985 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Careless Whisper by George Michael 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as David Huffman, Rock Hudson, Paul Castellano and Phil Lynott would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Love Boat", "Magnum, P.I.", "The A-Team" and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Donkey Kong", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "The Cosby Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and Strawberry Shortcake dolls.

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 20th, 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 36 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since February 20th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 20th, 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 477705600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 20th, 1985.

  • 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.
  • February 9th, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.
  • February 11th, 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 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.
  • This date: February 20th, 1985
  • 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.
  • March 15th, 1985: The first Internet domain name (symbolics.com) is registered.
  • March 16th, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.
  • March 17th, 1985: "The Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez murders Tsai-Lian Yu in Monterey Park, Los Angeles.
  • March 18th, 1985: The first episode of Australian soap opera Neighbours is aired.

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 20th, 1985, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 20th, 1985 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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.

TV shows from February, 1985.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

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.

Kids' TV shows on February 20th, 1985.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985.

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

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

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Voltron
Voltron

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Mister T
Mister T

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

The Littles
The Littles

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Popular toys and games in 1985.

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

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

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

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Arcade game developed by Data East.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
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 20th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 20th.

Mitch McConnell

US politician.
Born on February 20th, 1942
He turned 43 on this day in 1985.

Gordon Brown

UK Prime Minister.
Born on February 20th, 1951
He turned 34 on this day in 1985.

Kurt Cobain

Singer. Deceased
Born on February 20th, 1967
He turned 18 on this day in 1985.

Rihanna

Singer.
Born on February 20th, 1988
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Olivia Rodrigo

Singer.
Born on February 20th, 2003
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Weather on February 20th, 1985.

Historical weather information for February 20th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 22.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.17 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 20th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 20th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 20th, 1985 was most likely conceived around May 30th, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 20th, 1985 is close to November 13th, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 20th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,436 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,919 weeks have passed.
  • 1,160,870,400 seconds have passed since the February 20th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,354,348,800 times.
  • Since February 20th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 599,009,126,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,478,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,834,854 steps. That's about 44,371 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,930,445 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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