August 31st, 1985, was a Saturday. It was day 243 of 1985. The decade was the Eighties.
37 years and 30 days have passed since August 31st, 1985.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
Notable events that occurred on August 31st, 1985.
On August 31st, 1985, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "European Vacation".
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 31st, 1985.
Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1985. Xiaoping received this acknowledgment because of economic reforms in China.
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.
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 dominated the home computer market during this period.
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.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Basic facts and information about this date.
News stories and other events that happened around August 31st, 1985.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 1985.
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.
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.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985.
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
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
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1985.
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.
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.
Historical weather information for August 31st, 1985.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 31st, 1985.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1985.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1985.
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