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October 2, 1985

October 2, 1985, was a Wednesday. It was 38 years, 7 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on October 2, 1985?

  • American actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS at the age of 59.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 2, 1985:

  • United States: "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits
  • United Kingdom: "If I Was" by Midge Ure

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 2, 1985

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  • Cherish - Kool & The Gang
  • Freedom - Wham!
  • Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins
  • Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
Play the top songs from 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.
Invasion U.S.A.

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Invasion U.S.A." was at the top of the box office on October 2, 1985.

Facts

This date was 14,119 days ago. Approximately 471 months have passed. It was the 275th day of 1985, in week 40. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 157 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 2, 1985

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, October 2, 1985. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits is at the top of the singles charts, while "If I Was" by Midge Ure is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Invasion U.S.A. 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 Ian Stewart, Paul Castellano, Phil Lynott, and Christa McAuliffe would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!", and "MacGyver".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Boulder Dash", and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Dungeons & Dragons", and "ThunderCats". Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 2, 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 2, 1985.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 2, 1985.

  • September 8, 1985: Jerry Rice makes his NFL debut for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • September 9, 1985: A race riot begins in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England.
  • September 10, 1985: US President Ronald Reagan announces that he is adopting economic sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
  • September 13, 1985:
    • 1985 MTV Video Music Awards: "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley wins Video of the Year.
    • The first "Super Mario" video game is released in Japan.
  • September 15, 1985: Golf: Europe wins the 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in Wishaw, England.
  • September 19, 1985: 10,000 people are killed when an 8.2 earthquake hits Mexico City.
  • September 24, 1985: The first episode of the sitcom "Growing Pains" airs on ABC.
  • September 29, 1985: The first episode of the TV series "MacGyver" is aired.
  • This date: October 2, 1985
  • October 4, 1985: The movie Commando (1985), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas.
  • October 11, 1985: Soccer: Leeds United sack manager Eddie Gray and replace him with Billy Bremner.
  • October 12, 1985: Musician Ricky Wilson dies from AIDS.
  • October 18, 1985: The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in North America.
  • October 25, 1985: NBA player Karl Malone makes his debut for Utah Jazz.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 2, 1985, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 2, 1985 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1985

Television shows that people were watching in October 1985:

TV shows from October 1985.

MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
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

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 October 2, 1985

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

Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

The Wuzzles
The Wuzzles
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1985

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1985.

Gauntlet 1985
Gauntlet
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros.
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

Were you born on October 2, 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 October 2, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 2.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Activist Deceased
Born on October 2, 1869
He was not alive on this date.

Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran

American lawyer Deceased
Born on October 2, 1937
He turned 48 on this day in 1985.

Sting

Sting

Singer
Born on October 2, 1951
He turned 34 on this day in 1985.

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Actress
Born on October 2, 1954
She turned 31 on this day in 1985.

Yokozuna

Yokozuna

Wrestler Deceased
Born on October 2, 1966
He turned 19 on this day in 1985.

Proof

Proof

Rapper Deceased
Born on October 2, 1973
He turned 12 on this day in 1985.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock

British politician
Born on October 2, 1978
He turned 7 on this day in 1985.

Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan

Makeup artist
Born on October 2, 1983
She turned 2 on this day in 1985.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 2, 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 October 2, 1985 was most likely conceived around January 9, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 2, 1985 is close to June 25, 1986.

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Stats for October 2, 1985

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 2, 1985:

  • 14,119 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,017 weeks have passed.
  • 1,219,881,600 seconds have passed since October 2, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,423,195,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 629,458,905,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 203,313,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 104,909,818 steps. That's roughly 46,627 miles.
  • 14,638,579 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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