March 18, 1985

March 18, 1985, was a Monday. It was 39 years and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 18, 1985:

  • The first episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours is aired.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 18, 1985:

  • United States: "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
  • United Kingdom: "Easy Lover" by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 18, 1985

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
  • The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
  • Material Girl - Madonna
  • California Girls - David Lee Roth
  • One More Night - Phil Collins
Play the top songs from 1985
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1985. Take a trip back to the days of Bryan Adams, a-ha, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis and the News.
Beverly Hills Cop

Top movie

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 14,272 days ago. Approximately 476 months have passed. It was the 77th day of 1985, in week 12. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 39 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 159 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 18, 1985

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, March 18, 1985. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. St. Patrick's Day of 1985 has recently come and gone. In America, the song "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon is at the top of the singles charts, while "Easy Lover" by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins 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 "Cagney & Lacey", "The A-Team", "Kate & Allie", and "Miami Vice".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dungeons & Dragons", "Voltron", "Muppet Babies", and "ThunderCats". Popular toys at the moment include Speak & Spell, Cabbage Patch Kids, the Lego train set, and My Little Pony (figures).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 18, 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 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 18, 1985.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 18, 1985.

  • 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.
  • March 3, 1985: The comedy-drama series "Moonlighting" premieres 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 ( 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.
  • This date: March 18, 1985
  • 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.
  • April 7, 1985: Mexican drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo (Don Neto) is arrested by the army at his villa in Puerto Vallarta.
  • April 15, 1985: South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 18, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 18, 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 series on March 18, 1985

People in March 1985 were watching the following TV series:

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

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 18, 1985

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985:

Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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
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
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
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on March 18, 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 18, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 18.

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

US President Deceased
Born on March 18, 1837
He was not alive on this date.

Jeff Stelling

Jeff Stelling

Sport TV presenter
Born on March 18, 1955
He turned 30 on this day in 1985.

Irene Cara

Irene Cara

Singer Deceased
Born on March 18, 1959
She turned 26 on this day in 1985.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Born on March 18, 1963
She turned 22 on this day in 1985.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Born on March 18, 1970
She turned 15 on this day in 1985.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 18, 1985.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 18, 1985 was most likely conceived around June 25, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 18, 1985 is close to December 9, 1985.

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Stats for March 18, 1985


Here are some interesting statistics about March 18, 1985:

  • 14,272 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,038 weeks have passed.
  • 1,233,097,200 seconds have passed since March 18, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,438,613,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 636,278,155,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,516,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 106,046,359 steps. That's roughly 47,132 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,797,166 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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