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May 29th, 1985.

May 29th, 1985, was a Wednesday. It was day 149 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since May 29th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on May 29th, 1985?

  • Hawaii crime: A serial killer nicknamed the "Honolulu Strangler" murders his first known victim, Vicki Gail Purdy.
  • Football: Liverpool manager Joe Fagan announces that he will be retiring.
  • The Heysel Stadium disaster occurs when 38 fans are killed in riots during a European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus.
  • Football: Juventus win the European Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 29th, 1985.

  • United States: Everything She Wants - Wham
  • United Kingdom: 19 - Paul Hardcastle

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Code of Silence" was at the top of the box office on May 29th, 1985.

Take me back to May 29th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 29th, 1985 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1985 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Everything She Wants by Wham 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 Code of Silence 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Love Boat", "Only Fools and Horses", "The A-Team" and "Murder, She Wrote". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Missile Command" and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "The Transformers" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Masters of the Universe (figures), the Commodore 64, Transformers and Sylvanian Families.

News topics, fads & culture.

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 29th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1985?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.

  • 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, 11 months and 9 days have passed since May 29th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 29th, 1985, will be 35 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1985 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 486169200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 29th, 1985.

  • 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 27th, 1985: The term "Madonna wannabe" becomes a popular way to describe women who dress like pop star Madonna.
  • This date: May 29th, 1985
  • May 30th, 1985: Kenny Dalglish becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • May 31st, 1985: Soccer: The FA bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.
  • June 1st, 1985: Jennifer Rush releases her song "The Power of Love".
  • June 1st, 1985: Bruce Springsteen headlines at Slane.
  • June 3rd, 1985: The talk show "Larry King Live" debuts on CNN.
  • 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.
  • June 21st, 1985: Return to Oz (1985) is released in cinemas.
  • June 23rd, 1985: 329 people are killed when Air India Flight 182 is blown up by Canadian Sikh terrorists.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 29th, 1985, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 29th, 1985 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 29th, 1985.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1985.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.

  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

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.
  • 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.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 29th of May.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of May.

  • Democracy Day (Nigeria)

Weather on May 29th, 1985.

Historical weather information for May 29th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 55.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 29th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 29th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 29th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 19th of August, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 29th, 1985 is close to the 8th of March, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 29th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,127 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,875 weeks have passed.
  • 1,134,172,800 seconds have passed since the May 29th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,323,201,600 times.
  • Since May 29th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 585,233,164,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,028,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,538,861 steps. That's about 43,351 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,610,074 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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