February 28th, 1985, fell on a Thursday. It was day 59 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since February 28th, 1985.
On This Date
Events that occurred 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.
February 28th, 1985 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:
John Connor is born.
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
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 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Jeffersons", "Magnum, P.I.", "The A-Team" and "Who's the Boss?".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Popular toys include the likes of "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "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 28th, 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.
1985 in music.
Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
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 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.
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.
Out of Africa
"Out of Africa" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
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, 9 months and 1 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 35 years of age.
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:
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.
Who was the US President on February 28th, 1985?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 28th, 1985?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 28th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 21st of May, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 28th, 1985 is the 8th of December, 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 28th, 1985.
13,060 days have passed since this date.
1,128,384,000 seconds have passed since the February 28th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,316,448,000 times.
Since February 28th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 582,246,144,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 188,064,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,041,024 steps. That's about 43,129 miles!
Since this date, 13,540,608 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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