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September 13th, 1985.

September 13th, 1985, was a Friday. It was day 256 of 1985. The decade was the Eighties.

36 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since September 13th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on September 13th, 1985?

  • The first "Super Mario" video game is released in Japan.
  • 1985 MTV Video Music Awards: "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley wins Video of the Year.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1985.

  • United States: St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr
  • United Kingdom: Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 13th, 1985.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
  • The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  • We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner
  • Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Play the top singles from the year 1985.
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.
European Vacation

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "European Vacation" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to September 13th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 13th, 1985, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again and Autumn has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In America, the song St. Elmo's Fire by John Parr is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger 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. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rock Hudson, Paul Castellano, Phil Lynott and Christa McAuliffe would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Family Ties", "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Transformers".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Missile Command". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Transformers" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Water Ring Toss, My Little Pony (figures) and Transformers.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on September 13th, 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 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.

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1985. Xiaoping received this acknowledgment because of 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.

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 36 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since September 13th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on September 13th, 1985 will be 36 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1985 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 495414000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around September 13th, 1985.

  • August 16th, 1985: The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is released in cinemas.
  • August 16th, 1985: Madonna marries actor Sean Penn.
  • August 22nd, 1985: 55 people die from smoke inhalation after a fire breaks out on British Airtours Flight 28M at Manchester Airport, England.
  • August 25th, 1985: 13-year-old peace activist and child actress Samantha Smith dies in a plane crash.
  • August 30th, 1985: A mugshot of the "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez is released by the media.
  • August 31st, 1985: Serial killer Richard Ramirez (aka the Night Stalker) is captured in Los Angeles, California.
  • September 1st, 1985: The wreck of the Titanic is located for the first time since it sank in 1912.
  • September 8th, 1985: Jerry Rice makes his NFL debut for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • September 9th, 1985: A race riot begins in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England.
  • September 10th, 1985: US President Ronald Reagan announces that he is adopting economic sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
  • This date: September 13th, 1985
  • September 19th, 1985: 10,000 people are killed when an 8.2 earthquake hits Mexico City.
  • September 24th, 1985: The first episode of the sitcom "Growing Pains" airs on ABC.
  • September 29th, 1985: The first episode of the TV series "MacGyver" is aired.
  • October 2nd, 1985: American actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS at the age of 59.
  • October 4th, 1985: The movie Commando (1985), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas.
  • October 11th, 1985: Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Eddie Gray and replace him with Billy Bremner.
  • October 12th, 1985: Musician Ricky Wilson dies from AIDS.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 13th, 1985, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 13th, 1985 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 13th, 1985.

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Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in September, 1985.

TV shows from September, 1985.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

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 September 13th, 1985.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985.

She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power

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

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

The Littles
The Littles

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1985.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.

Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin

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)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in September of 1985.

Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros.
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Back to the Future 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 1985
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 1985
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
An arcade rail shooter game that was released by Atari Games.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Arcade game developed by Data East.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 13th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 13th.

Roald Dahl

Author. Deceased
Born on September 13th, 1916
He turned 69 on this day in 1985.

Chris Hansen

TV journalist.
Born on September 13th, 1959
He turned 26 on this day in 1985.

Ben Savage

Actor.
Born on September 13th, 1980
He turned 5 on this day in 1985.

KondZilla

Brazilian Youtube personality.
Born on September 13th, 1988
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Niall Horan

Singer.
Born on September 13th, 1993
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Playboi Carti

Rapper.
Born on September 13th, 1996
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on September 13th, 1985.

Historical weather information for September 13th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.83 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 13th, 1985.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1985.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 13th, 1985 was most likely conceived around December 21st, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 13th, 1985 is close to June 6th, 1986.

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Stats for September 13th, 1985

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 13th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,487 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,926 weeks have passed.
  • 1,165,276,800 seconds have passed since the September 13th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,359,489,600 times.
  • Since September 13th, 1985, the Earth has travelled approximately 601,282,828,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,212,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,213,805 steps. That's about 44,539 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,983,322 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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