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February 28th, 1985.

February 28th, 1985, was a Thursday. It was day 59 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since February 28th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on 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.

Fictional event.

February 28th, 1985 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game or television series.

  • John Connor is born.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 28th, 1985.

  • United States: Careless Whisper - George Michael
  • United Kingdom: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on February 28th, 1985.

Take me back to February 28th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 28th, 1985 and it's a Thursday. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Only Fools and Horses", "Punky Brewster" and "Murder, She Wrote".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Duck Hunt". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "The Cosby Show" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big Jim (action figure), Big wheel (tricycle), Pound Puppies and Pogo ball / Lolo ball.

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 28th, 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.

  • 36 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since February 28th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 28th, 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 478396800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 28th, 1985.

  • 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 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.
  • This date: February 28th, 1985
  • 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 18th, 1985: The first episode of Australian soap opera Neighbours is aired.
  • March 29th, 1985: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) is released.

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 28th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 28th, 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.

  • 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 28th, 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 28th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 28th of February.

Weather on February 28th, 1985.

Historical weather information for February 28th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 20.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.5 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 28th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 28th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 28th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 21st of May, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 28th, 1985 is close to the 8th of December, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 28th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,253 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,893 weeks have passed.
  • 1,145,055,600 seconds have passed since the February 28th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,335,898,200 times.
  • Since February 28th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 590,848,689,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,842,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,474,782 steps. That's about 43,767 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,740,667 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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