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March 16th, 1985.

March 16th, 1985, was a Saturday. It was day 75 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 2 months and 26 days have passed since March 16th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 16th, 1985?

  • Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1985.

  • United States: Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • United Kingdom: You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on March 16th, 1985.

Take me back to March 16th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 16th, 1985 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer. St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive 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 "Cagney & Lacey", "Murder, She Wrote", "Charles in Charge" and "ThunderCats".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Donkey Kong", "Duck Hunt" and "Boulder Dash". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Heathcliff" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Masters of the Universe (figures) 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 March 16th, 1985.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 36 years, 2 months and 26 days have passed since March 16th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 16th, 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 479779200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 16th, 1985.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 16th, 1985
  • 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.
  • March 31st, 1985: WrestleMania I: Hulk Hogan & Mr. T defeat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff in the main event.
  • March 31st, 1985: WWF: The first WrestleMania is held at Madison Square Garden.
  • April 1st, 1985: The Nike Air Jordan is released to the public for the first time.
  • April 15th, 1985: South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 16th, 1985, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 16th, 1985 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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 March 16th, 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.

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - An arcade rail shooter game that was released by Atari Games.
  • 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 March 16th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of March.

Weather on March 16th, 1985.

Historical weather information for March 16th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 16th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 16th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 6th of June, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 16th, 1985 is close to the 24th of December, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 16th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,237 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,891 weeks have passed.
  • 1,143,673,200 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,334,285,400 times.
  • Since March 16th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 590,135,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,612,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,355,895 steps. That's about 43,714 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,724,078 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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