July 2nd, 1985

July 2nd, 1985, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 183 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since July 2nd, 1985.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Ashley Tisdale: Actress.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 1985:

  • United States: Sussudio - Phil Collins
  • United Kingdom: Frankie - Sister Sledge

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Pale Rider" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 2nd, 1985 and it's a Tuesday. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Sussudio by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Frankie by Sister Sledge is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pale Rider is at the top of the Box Office.

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 "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "The Cosby Show", "Miami Vice" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Boulder Dash".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Dungeons & Dragons". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)".


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 July 2nd, 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:

  • 35 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since July 2nd, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 2nd, 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 489106800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 2nd, 1985:

  • 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.
  • July 3rd, 1985: The film Back to the Future (1985) is released.
  • July 6th, 1985: 19-year-old Diane Suzuki goes missing in Aiea, Hawaii.
  • July 19th, 1985: Day of the Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2nd, 1985, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 2nd, 1985 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 2nd of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 2nd, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 70.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.06 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 2nd, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 2nd, 1985 was probably conceived around the 22nd of September, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2nd, 1985 is the 11th of April, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 2nd, 1985.

  • 12,827 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,108,252,800 seconds have passed since the July 2nd, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,292,961,600 times.
  • Since July 2nd, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 571,858,444,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,708,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,309,741 steps. That's about 42,360 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,299,034 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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