May 13th, 1985

May 13th, 1985, fell on a Monday. It was day 133 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since May 13th, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 13th, 1985:

  • The Dire Straits release their album "Brothers in Arms".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 13th, 1985:

  • United States: Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
  • United Kingdom: 19 - Paul Hardcastle

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.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 13th, 1985 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1985 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, 19 by Paul Hardcastle is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Stick 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "The Cosby Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros." and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse", "Fraggle Rock" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Water Ring Toss", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Commodore 64" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".


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 13th, 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.

  • 1985 in music.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Out of Africa

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since May 13th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 13th, 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 484786800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 13th, 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 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: Football: Liverpool manager Joe Fagan announces that he will be retiring.
  • 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.
  • June 7th, 1985: The Goonies (1985) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 9th, 1985: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1985 NBA Finals after they defeat the Boston Celtics 4-2.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 13th, 1985, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 13th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 13th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 13th, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 70.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on May 13th, 1985?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 13th, 1985?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 13th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 3rd of August, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 13th, 1985 is the 20th of February, 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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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 13th, 1985.

  • 12,984 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,121,821,200 seconds have passed since the May 13th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,308,791,400 times.
  • Since May 13th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 578,859,739,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,970,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,476,623 steps. That's about 42,878 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,461,854 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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