18th of May, 1985

The 18th of May, 1985, fell on a Saturday. Day 138 of 1985. Decade: 1980s.

34 years, 10 months and 17 days have passed since the 18th of May, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 18th of May, 1985:

  • Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Everton in Extra Time.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of May, 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 "Code of Silence" 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 the 18th of May, 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.
  • 34 years, 10 months and 17 days have passed since the 18th of May, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 18th of May, 1985, will be 34 years of age.
  • People born in 1985 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 485218800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 18th of May, 1985:

  • 23rd of April, 1985: Coca-Cola replaces its original drink with New Coke. The reaction to the recipe change is largely negative.
  • 11th of May, 1985: 56 spectators are killed during the Bradford City stadium fire.
  • 13th of May, 1985: The Dire Straits release their album "Brothers in Arms".
  • 29th of May, 1985: Football: Juventus win the European Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
  • 29th of May, 1985: The Heysel Stadium disaster occurs when 38 fans are killed in riots during a European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus.
  • 30th of May, 1985: Kenny Dalglish becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • 1st of June, 1985: Jennifer Rush releases her song "The Power of Love".
  • 1st of June, 1985: Bruce Springsteen headlines at Slane.
  • 7th of June, 1985: The Goonies (1985) is released in movie theaters.
  • 9th of June, 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 the 18th of May, 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: The 18th of May, 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 18th of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 18th of May, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.11 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 18th of May, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 18th of May, 1985 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 18th of May, 1985 is the 25th 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.

18th of May

Events that have occurred on the 18th of May:

  • 18th of May, 1803: The Napoleonic Wars begin.
  • 18th of May, 1980: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis hangs himself.
  • 18th of May, 1980: The eruption of Mount St. Helens occurs
  • 18th of May, 2002: Former WWF wrestler The British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) dies of a heart attack.
  • 18th of May, 2017: Soundgarden and Audioslave lead vocalist Chris Cornell commits suicide.
  • 18th of May, 1960: Football: Spanish club Real Madrid win the European Cup after they thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 18th of May, 1968: FA Cup Final 1968: Jeffrey Astle's late goal helps West Bromwich Albion secure a 1-0 victory over Everton.
  • 18th of May, 1991: Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup final after they defeat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • 18th of May, 1994: Football: A.C. Milan defeat Barcelona 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League Final.
  • 18th of May, 1999: The Backstreet Boys release their album "Millennium", which contains singles such as "I Want It That Way".
  • 18th of May, 2001: Shrek (2001) is released.
  • 18th of May, 2003: The song "Crazy in Love" is released by Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z.
  • 18th of May, 2005: 7-year-old Rahul Raju goes missing in Kerala, India.
  • 18th of May, 2009: Rapper "Dolla" is shot dead in Los Angeles, California.
  • 18th of May, 2010: The video game "Red Dead Redemption" is released.
  • 18th of May, 2013: David Beckham plays his final game.
  • 18th of May, 2018: American model Stephanie Adams kills herself and her seven-year-old son.
  • 18th of May, 2019: Manchester City win the FA Cup after beating Watford 6-0.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of May, 1985.

  • 12,740 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,100,736,000 seconds have passed since the 18th of May, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,284,192,000 times.
  • Since the 18th of May, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 567,979,776,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 183,456,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,663,296 steps. That's about 42,073 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,208,832 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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