September 19th, 1985, fell on a Thursday. It was day 262 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 3 months and 28 days have passed since September 19th, 1985.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 19th, 1985:
10,000 people are killed when an 8.2 earthquake hits Mexico City.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 19th, 1985:
United States: Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
United Kingdom: Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
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 19th, 1985 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.
The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Money For Nothing by Dire Straits 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Trapper John, M.D.", "Knight Rider", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "The Transformers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Donkey Kong", "Tetris" and "The Way of the Exploding Fist".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Inspector Gadget", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Commodore 64" and "Sylvanian Families".
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 19th, 1985.
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 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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
35 years, 3 months and 28 days have passed since September 19th, 1985.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1985.
Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 19th, 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 495932400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 19th, 1985:
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.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 70.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 17 degrees Celsius.
Who was the US President on September 19th, 1985?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 19th, 1985?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 19th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 10th of December, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 19th, 1985 is the 29th of June, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 19th, 1985.
12,904 days have passed since this date.
1,114,909,200 seconds have passed since the September 19th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,300,727,400 times.
Since September 19th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 575,293,147,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 185,818,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,882,191 steps. That's about 42,614 miles!
Since this date, 13,378,910 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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