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March 31st, 1985.

March 31st, 1985, was a Sunday. It was day 90 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since March 31st, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on March 31st, 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.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 31st, 1985.

  • United States: One More Night - Phil Collins
  • United Kingdom: Easy Lover - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Friday the 13th - Part V" was at the top of the box office on March 31st, 1985.

Take me back to March 31st, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 31st, 1985 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has arrived and the days have become longer. In America, the song One More Night by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Friday the 13th - Part V 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 "The A-Team", "Who's the Boss?", "Miami Vice" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Mario Bros." and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dungeons & Dragons", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "The Transformers" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Masters of the Universe (figures), the Commodore 64 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 31st, 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 12 days have passed since March 31st, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 13 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 31st, 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 481075200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 31st, 1985.

  • 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.
  • March 16th, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 31st, 1985
  • 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.
  • April 23rd, 1985: Coca-Cola replaces its original drink with New Coke. The reaction to the recipe change is largely negative.

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 31st, 1985, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 31st, 1985 falls under the Falcon.
  • 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 31st, 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.

  • Sylvanian Families
  • 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 31st, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of March.

Weather on March 31st, 1985.

Historical weather information for March 31st, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.7 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.89cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 31st, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 31st, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 31st, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 21st of June, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 31st, 1985 is close to the 8th of January, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 31st, 1985.

  • A total of 13,223 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,889 weeks have passed.
  • 1,142,467,200 seconds have passed since the March 31st, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,332,878,400 times.
  • Since March 31st, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 589,513,075,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,411,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,252,179 steps. That's about 43,668 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,709,606 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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