May 5th, 1985

May 5th, 1985, fell on a Sunday. Day 125 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.

35 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since May 5th, 1985.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1985:

  • United States: We Are The World - USA for Africa
  • United Kingdom: Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Stick" was at the top of the box office on this date.

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 May 5th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since May 5th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 5th, 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 484095600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 1985:

  • 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.
  • 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".
  • May 18th, 1985: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Everton in Extra Time.
  • May 29th, 1985: Football: Juventus win the European Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
  • May 29th, 1985: The Heysel Stadium disaster occurs when 38 fans are killed in riots during a European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus.
  • May 30th, 1985: Kenny Dalglish becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • June 1st, 1985: Jennifer Rush releases her song "The Power of Love".
  • June 1st, 1985: Bruce Springsteen headlines at Slane.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 1985, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 1985 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather

Weather information for May 5th, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 5th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 5th, 1985 is the 12th of February, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

5th of May

Events that have occurred on the 5th of May:

  • May 5th, 1821: Napoleon Bonaparte dies.
  • May 5th, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • May 5th, 1981: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
  • May 5th, 2000: The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • May 5th, 2000: The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
  • May 5th, 2000: Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are married in Las Vegas after dating for two months.
  • May 5th, 2000: The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
  • May 5th, 2002: The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
  • May 5th, 2002: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.
  • May 5th, 1962: FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Burnley 3-1.
  • May 5th, 1965: FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.
  • May 5th, 1973: FA Cup Final 1973: Sunderland defeat Leeds United after a goal from Ian Porterfield helps them secure a 1-0 victory.
  • May 5th, 1988: English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
  • May 5th, 2005: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United on penalties.
  • May 5th, 2006: Mission: Impossible III (2006) is released.
  • May 5th, 2007: 114 people die when Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after taking off from Douala International Airport in Cameroon.
  • May 5th, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 5th, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
  • May 5th, 2018: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1985.

  • 12,816 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,107,302,400 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,291,852,800 times.
  • Since May 5th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 571,368,038,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,550,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,228,006 steps. That's about 42,324 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,287,629 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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