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July 7th, 1985.

July 7th, 1985, was a Sunday. It was day 188 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since July 7th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 7th, 1985.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Pale Rider" was at the top of the box office on July 7th, 1985.

Take me back to July 7th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 7th, 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 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. 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 "Columbo.", "Dallas", "Who's the Boss?" and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "The Way of the Exploding Fist".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fraggle Rock", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Dungeons & Dragons". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Dungeons & Dragons, Speak & Spell and Big wheel (tricycle).

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 July 7th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since July 7th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 7th, 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 489538800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 7th, 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 5th, 1985: Soccer: Everton sign Gary Lineker.
  • July 6th, 1985: 19-year-old Diane Suzuki goes missing in Aiea, Hawaii.
  • This date: July 7th, 1985
  • July 10th, 1985: Soccer: Andy Gray joins Aston Villa.
  • July 19th, 1985: Day of the Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.
  • August 2nd, 1985: The film Weird Science (1985) is released.
  • August 2nd, 1985: 137 people are killed when Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes near Dallas, Texas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 7th, 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 Gemini.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 7th, 1985 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 7th, 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.

  • Back to the Future - A video game version of the Back to the Future movie franchise is released on the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC.
  • 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.

1985 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1985. Take a trip back to the days of Bryan Adams, a-ha, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis and the News.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of July.

  • July 7th, 1940: Ringo Starr (Drummer) turned 45 on this day in 1985.
  • July 7th, 1965: Jeremy Kyle (Television host) turned 20 on this day in 1985.

Weather on July 7th, 1985.

Historical weather information for July 7th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.06 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 7th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 7th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 7th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,091 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,870 weeks have passed.
  • 1,131,062,400 seconds have passed since the July 7th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,319,572,800 times.
  • Since July 7th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 583,628,198,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 188,510,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,271,366 steps. That's about 43,232 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,572,749 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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