May 18th, 1985, was a Saturday. It was day 138 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
36 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since May 18th, 1985.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
What happened on May 18th, 1985?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 18th, 1985.
The movie "Code of Silence" was at the top of the box office on May 18th, 1985.
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 May 18th, 1985.
Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1985. Xiaoping received this acknowledgment because of economic reforms in China.
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.
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.
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 dominated the home computer market during this period.
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.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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1985 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Astro, the Honda Integra, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Dodge Lancer, the Ford Scorpio and the Subaru XT.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1985.
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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.
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 18th.
Historical weather information for May 18th, 1985.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 18th, 1985.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 18th, 1985.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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