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June 23rd, 1985.

June 23rd, 1985, was a Sunday. It was day 174 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since June 23rd, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on June 23rd, 1985?

  • 329 people are killed when Air India Flight 182 is blown up by Canadian Sikh terrorists.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 23rd, 1985.

  • United States: Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • United Kingdom: You'll Never Walk Alone - Crowd
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Cocoon" was at the top of the box office on June 23rd, 1985.

Take me back to June 23rd, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 23rd, 1985 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Heaven by Bryan Adams is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You'll Never Walk Alone by Crowd is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cocoon 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 Jeffersons", "Knots Landing", "Kate & Allie" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Donkey Kong", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Danger Mouse", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, the Commodore 64 and Pogo ball / Lolo ball.

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 June 23rd, 1985.

  • The Goonies.

    The Goonies.

    At this time, the comedy film "The Goonies" was showing at movie theaters.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1985?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Out of Africa.

    Out of Africa.

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

  • USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    USA for Africa - "We Are the World"

    "We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.

  • 1985 in movies.

    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.

  • Deng Xiaoping.

    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 music.

    1985 in music.

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

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    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.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since June 23rd, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 23rd, 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 488329200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 23rd, 1985.

  • May 27th, 1985: The term "Madonna wannabe" becomes a popular way to describe women who dress like pop star Madonna.
  • 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 29th, 1985: Hawaii crime: A serial killer nicknamed the "Honolulu Strangler" murders his first known victim, Vicki Gail Purdy.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 23rd, 1985
  • July 3rd, 1985: The film Back to the Future (1985) is released.
  • July 5th, 1985: Soccer: Everton sign Gary Lineker.
  • July 6th, 1985: 19-year-old Diane Suzuki goes missing in Aiea, Hawaii.
  • July 10th, 1985: Soccer: Andy Gray joins Aston Villa.
  • July 19th, 1985: Day of the Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 23rd, 1985, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually .
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 23rd, 1985 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • 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 June 23rd, 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
  • 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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Way of the Exploding Fist - A fighting game that was released on the Commodore 64, the Spectrum and the Amstrad.
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1985.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 23rd, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of June.

  • June 23rd, 1956: Randy Jackson (Bassist / Television personality) turned 29 on this day in 1985.
  • June 23rd, 1957: Frances McDormand (Actress) turned 28 on this day in 1985.
  • June 23rd, 1972: Zinedine Zidane (French soccer player) turned 13 on this day in 1985.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of June.

  • Saint John's Eve (Denmark)

Weather on June 23rd, 1985.

Historical weather information for June 23rd, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 7.11cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 23rd, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 23rd, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 23rd, 1985.

  • A total of 13,138 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,876 weeks have passed.
  • 1,135,123,200 seconds have passed since the June 23rd, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,324,310,400 times.
  • Since June 23rd, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 585,723,571,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,187,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,620,595 steps. That's about 43,387 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,621,478 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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