February 28th, 1985, fell on a Thursday. It was day 59 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 6 months and 21 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 has been mentioned in a movie, book 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. 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 "Trapper John, M.D.", "The Smurfs", "Cheers" and "Miami Vice".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "Tetris". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fraggle Rock", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "Heathcliff" and "ThunderCats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Speak & Spell", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Masters of the Universe (figures)".
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, 6 months and 21 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:
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 (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 28th, 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.
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.
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" - "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"
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
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Big Jim (action figure)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of February:
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 this particular date?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 28th, 1985.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 28th, 1985.
12,990 days have passed since this date.
1,122,332,400 seconds have passed since the February 28th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,309,387,800 times.
Since February 28th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 579,123,518,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 187,055,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,520,586 steps. That's about 42,898 miles!
Since this date, 13,467,989 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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