April 15th, 1985

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

35 years, 4 months and 0 days have passed since April 15th, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 15th, 1985:

  • South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.


Music Singles

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Friday the 13th - Part V" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 15th, 1985 and it's a Monday. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Jeffersons", "The Smurfs", "The Transformers" and "Miami Vice".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Mario Bros." and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "Heathcliff". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo" and "Sylvanian Families".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 15th, 1985.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • 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.

  • USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    "We Are the World" by USA for Africa would go on to win a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Out of Africa

    "Out of Africa" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.

  • 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.

  • 1985 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 4 months and 0 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 35 years of age.
  • 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 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 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".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 15th, 1985 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • 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.

1985 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1985.

"ThunderCats" - "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "The Transformers" - "Muppet Babies" - "Heathcliff" - "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" - "Dungeons & Dragons" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "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"


1985 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1985:

  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • 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
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of April:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 15th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 6th of July, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 15th, 1985 is the 23rd of January, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 12,906 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,115,078,400 seconds have passed since the April 15th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,300,924,800 times.
  • Since April 15th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 575,380,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 185,846,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,896,742 steps. That's about 42,621 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,380,941 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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