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March 2, 1985

March 2, 1985, was a Saturday. It was 38 years, 11 months, and 30 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 2, 1985

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 2, 1985:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 2, 1985

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • California Girls - David Lee Roth
  • The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
  • Lover Boy - Billy Ocean
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Beverly Hills Cop

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on March 2, 1985.

Facts

This date was 14,244 days ago. Approximately 475 months have passed. It was the 61st day of 1985, in week 09. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 158 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 2, 1985

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, March 2, 1985. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter. In America, the song "Careless Whisper" by George Michael is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Know Him So Well" by Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Beverly Hills Cop is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 Rock Hudson, Ian Stewart, Paul Castellano, and Phil Lynott would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Cheers", "The Cosby Show", and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Inspector Gadget", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "Muppet Babies", and "The Transformers". Popular toys at the moment include Cabbage Patch Kids, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, Transformers, and Mr Frosty.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 2, 1985.

  • 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1985 due to his 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 became 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 2, 1985.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 2, 1985.

  • February 2, 1985: O.J. Simpson marries Nicole Brown.
  • February 7, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico.
  • February 9, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is murdered in Mexico.
  • February 11, 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 18, 1985: The album "No Jacket Required" by Phil Collins is released.
  • February 19, 1985: The first episode of British soap opera Eastenders is aired.
  • February 20, 1985: Ireland allows the sale of condoms without a prescription.
  • February 22, 1985: 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan goes missing in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  • February 27, 1985: Actor David Huffman is stabbed to death by a suspected burglar in San Diego, California.
  • February 28, 1985: Nine RUC police officers are killed when the Provisional IRA carries out a mortar attack on a police station in Newry, Northern Ireland.
  • This date: March 2, 1985
  • March 3, 1985: The comedy-drama series "Moonlighting" premiers on ABC.
  • March 6, 1985: Boxing: 18-year-old Mike Tyson defeats Hector Mercedes in his professional debut.
  • March 7, 1985: The song "We Are the World" is released by supergroup USA for Africa.
  • March 15, 1985: The first Internet domain name (symbolics.com) is registered.
  • March 16, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.
  • March 17, 1985: "The Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez murders Tsai-Lian Yu in Monterey Park, Los Angeles.
  • March 18, 1985: The first episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours is aired.
  • March 29, 1985: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) is released.
  • March 31, 1985:
    • WrestleMania I: Hulk Hogan & Mr. T defeat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff in the main event.
    • WWF: The first WrestleMania is held at Madison Square Garden.
  • April 1, 1985: The Nike Air Jordan is released to the public for the first time.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 2, 1985, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 2, 1985 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1985

Television shows that people were watching in March 1985:

TV shows from March 1985.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Dallas
Dallas
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on March 2, 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 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1985

Toys and games that were popular 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
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The 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)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1985.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1985
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on March 2, 1985?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 2, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 2.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Deceased
Born on March 2, 1931
He turned 54 on this day in 1985.

Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter

Singer Deceased
Born on March 2, 1950
She was not alive on this date.

Scott La Rock

Scott La Rock

Hip-Hop DJ Deceased
Born on March 2, 1962
He turned 23 on this day in 1985.

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Singer
Born on March 2, 1962
He turned 23 on this day in 1985.

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Actor
Born on March 2, 1968
He turned 17 on this day in 1985.

Method Man

Method Man

Rapper
Born on March 2, 1971
He turned 14 on this day in 1985.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Singer
Born on March 2, 1977
He turned 8 on this day in 1985.

Lance Cade

Lance Cade

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 2, 1981
He turned 4 on this day in 1985.

Savannah LaBrant

Savannah LaBrant

Internet personality
Born on March 2, 1993
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 2, 1985.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 2, 1985 was most likely conceived around June 9, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 2, 1985 is close to November 23, 1985.

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Stats for March 2, 1985

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 2, 1985:

  • 14,244 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,034 weeks have passed.
  • 1,230,681,600 seconds have passed since March 2, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,435,795,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 635,031,705,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,113,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 105,838,618 steps. That's roughly 47,039 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,768,179 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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