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July 26, 1985

July 26, 1985, was a Friday. It was 38 years, 11 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Song charts

Popular songs

On July 26, 1985, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young
  • United Kingdom: "There Must Be An Angel" by Eurythmics

The music charts on July 26, 1985

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
  • Raspberry Beret - Prince And The Revolution
  • Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
  • You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
  • Sussudio - Phil Collins
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European Vacation

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "European Vacation".

Facts

This date was 14,231 days ago. Approximately 474 months have passed. It was the 207th day of 1985, in week 30. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 158 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 26, 1985

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Friday, July 26, 1985. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1985 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young is at the top of the singles charts, while "There Must Be An Angel" by Eurythmics is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie European Vacation is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rock Hudson, Ian Stewart, Paul Castellano, and Phil Lynott would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Cagney & Lacey", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", and "Sherlock Holmes". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Tetris", and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", and "Mister T". Popular toys at the moment include Monchhichi / Chicaboo, Fischer Price cassette player, the Commodore 64, and Sylvanian Families.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 26, 1985.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    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.
  • Deng Xiaoping.

    Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping was named Time Person of the Year in 1985 due to his economic reforms in China.
  • 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.
  • The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles.

    The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles

    Between June 1984 and August 1985, a serial killer nicknamed "The Night Stalker" was carrying out a home invasion and murder crime spree in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Richard Ramirez was later arrested and convicted of the crimes.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 26, 1985.

  • June 30, 1985: 39 American hostages are freed from a hijacked flight in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • July 3, 1985: The film Back to the Future (1985) is released.
  • July 5, 1985: Soccer: Everton sign Gary Lineker.
  • July 6, 1985: 19-year-old Diane Suzuki goes missing in Aiea, Hawaii.
  • July 10, 1985:
    • Soccer: Andy Gray joins Aston Villa.
    • French foreign intelligence services sink Greenpeace's ship "the Rainbow Warrior" at the Port of Auckland in New Zealand.
    • 200 people die after Aeroflot Flight 7425 stalls and crashes near Uchkuduk in Uzbekistan.
  • July 13, 1985: George H. W. Bush becomes Acting President for the day while US President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove abnormal growths from his colon.
  • July 19, 1985:
    • Day of the Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.
    • 268 people lose their lives after the failure of two dams above the village of Stava, near Tesero in Italy.
    • American teacher Christa McAuliffe is chosen to fly onboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • July 25, 1985: It is confirmed that American actor Rock Hudson has been diagnosed with AIDS.
  • This date: July 26, 1985
  • August 2, 1985:
    • The film Weird Science (1985) is released.
    • 137 people are killed when Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes near Dallas, Texas.
  • August 5, 1985: Kate Bush releases the single "Running Up That Hill".
  • August 9, 1985: Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 12, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • August 16, 1985:
    • The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.
    • Madonna marries actor Sean Penn.
  • August 22, 1985: 55 people die from smoke inhalation after a fire breaks out on British Airtours Flight 28M at Manchester Airport, England.
  • August 25, 1985: 13-year-old peace activist and child actress Samantha Smith dies in a plane crash.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 26, 1985, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 26, 1985 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1985

In July 1985, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from July 1985.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Cars in 1985

1985 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Astro, the Honda Integra, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Dodge Lancer, the Ford Scorpio, and the Subaru XT.

Cars in 1985.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 26, 1985

If you were a kid on July 26, 1985, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Snorks
Snorks
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Voltron
Voltron
Heathcliff
Heathcliff
Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1985

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Transformers
Transformers
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1985.

Back to the Future 1985
Back to the Future
The Way of the Exploding Fist 1985
The Way of the Exploding Fist
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1985
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids

Were you born on July 26, 1985?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 26, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 26.

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Film director Deceased
Born on July 26, 1928
He turned 57 on this day in 1985.

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Singer
Born on July 26, 1943
He turned 42 on this day in 1985.

Kiki Camarena

Kiki Camarena

DEA agent Deceased
Born on July 26, 1947
He was not alive on this date.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Actor
Born on July 26, 1959
He turned 26 on this day in 1985.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Actress
Born on July 26, 1964
She turned 21 on this day in 1985.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Actor
Born on July 26, 1967
He turned 18 on this day in 1985.

Kendall Francois

Kendall Francois

Serial killer Deceased
Born on July 26, 1971
He turned 14 on this day in 1985.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Actress
Born on July 26, 1973
She turned 12 on this day in 1985.

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister
Born on July 26, 1980
She turned 5 on this day in 1985.

Jimmy Karz

Jimmy Karz

Actor
Born on July 26, 1984
He turned 1 on this day in 1985.

Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies

Actress
Born on July 26, 1993
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Stormzy

Stormzy

Rapper
Born on July 26, 1993
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 26, 1985.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 26, 1985 was most likely conceived around November 2, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 26, 1985 is close to April 18, 1986.

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Stats for July 26, 1985

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 26, 1985:

  • 14,231 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,033 weeks have passed.
  • 1,229,558,400 seconds have passed since July 26, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,434,484,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 634,452,134,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,926,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 105,742,022 steps. That's roughly 46,996 miles.
  • 14,754,701 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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