September 1st, 1985

September 1st, 1985, fell on a Sunday. It was day 244 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 0 months and 21 days have passed since September 1st, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 1st, 1985:

  • The wreck of the Titanic is located for the first time since it sank in 1912.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1985:

  • United States: The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
  • United Kingdom: I Got You Babe - UB40 & Chrissie Hynde

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "European Vacation" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 1st, 1985 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & the News is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Got You Babe by UB40 & Chrissie Hynde is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie European Vacation 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 "The Love Boat", "Only Fools and Horses", "Punky Brewster" and "Murder, She Wrote". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Donkey Kong", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Smurfs" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Transformers" and "Teddy Ruxpin".


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 September 1st, 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.

  • 1985 in music.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Out of Africa

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 0 months and 21 days have passed since September 1st, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 1st, 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 494377200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 1st, 1985:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1st, 1985, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 1st, 1985 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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" - "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" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show"


1985 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1985:

  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of September:


Weather

Weather information for September 1st, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 1st, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 1st, 1985 was probably conceived around the 22nd of November, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1st, 1985 is the 11th of June, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • 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.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 1st, 1985.

  • 12,805 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,106,352,000 seconds have passed since the September 1st, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,290,744,000 times.
  • Since September 1st, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 570,877,632,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,392,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,146,272 steps. That's about 42,287 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,276,224 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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