February 20th, 1985, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 51 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 5 months and 10 days have passed since February 20th, 1985.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 20th, 1985:
Ireland allows the sale of condoms without a prescription.
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
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 20th, 1985 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "Dallas", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Cheers" and "Kate & Allie".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Mario Bros." and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "The Cosby Show", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats" and "ThunderCats". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Big Jim (action figure)", "My Little Pony (figures)" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".
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 20th, 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:
35 years, 5 months and 10 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 35 years of age.
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.
March 16th, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.
March 18th, 1985: The first episode of Australian soap opera Neighbours is aired.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
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 (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).
Native American Zodiac: February 20th, 1985 falls under the Wolf.
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 20th of February:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 20th, 1985.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 20th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 13th of May, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 20th, 1985 is the 30th 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 20th, 1985.
12,948 days have passed since this date.
1,118,703,600 seconds have passed since the February 20th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,305,154,200 times.
Since February 20th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 577,251,057,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,450,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,208,510 steps. That's about 42,759 miles!
Since this date, 13,424,443 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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