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April 15th, 1985.

April 15th, 1985, was a Monday. It was day 105 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since April 15th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 15th, 1985?

  • South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 15th, 1985.

  • United States: We Are The World - USA for Africa
  • United Kingdom: We Are The World - USA for Africa
Play the top hits from 1985.
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Friday the 13th - Part V

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Friday the 13th - Part V" was at the top of the box office on April 15th, 1985.

Take me back to April 15th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 15th, 1985 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1985 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

The song We Are The World by USA for Africa is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. 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 Love Boat", "Only Fools and Horses", "Family Ties" and "ThunderCats".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros." and "Tetris". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Danger Mouse", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Big wheel (tricycle), Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

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 April 15th, 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 36 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since April 15th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 15th, 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 482367600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 15th, 1985.

  • March 16th, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991.
  • March 17th, 1985: "The Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez murders Tsai-Lian Yu in Monterey Park, Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 15th, 1985
  • April 23rd, 1985: Coca-Cola replaces its original drink with New Coke. The reaction to the recipe change is largely negative.
  • May 11th, 1985: 56 spectators are killed during the Bradford City stadium fire.
  • May 13th, 1985: The Dire Straits release their album "Brothers in Arms".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 15th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 15th, 1985 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
  • Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.

Kid's TV shows on April 15th, 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)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)

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 April 15th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 15th.

Leonardo da Vinci

Artist. Deceased
Born on April 15th, 1452
He was not alive on this date.

Seth Rogen

Actor.
Born on April 15th, 1982
He turned 3 on this day in 1985.

Emma Watson

Actress.
Born on April 15th, 1990
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Maisie Williams

Actress.
Born on April 15th, 1997
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Weather on April 15th, 1985.

Historical weather information for April 15th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 15th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 15th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 15th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 6th of July, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 15th, 1985 is close to the 23rd of January, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 15th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,257 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,893 weeks have passed.
  • 1,145,404,800 seconds have passed since the April 15th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,336,305,600 times.
  • Since April 15th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 591,028,876,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,900,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,504,813 steps. That's about 43,780 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,744,858 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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