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October 12th, 1985.

October 12th, 1985, was a Saturday. It was day 285 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since October 12th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 12th, 1985?

  • Musician Ricky Wilson dies from AIDS.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1985.

  • United States: Oh Sheila - Ready for the World
  • United Kingdom: The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush
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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 12th, 1985.

Take me back to October 12th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 12th, 1985 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Oh Sheila by Ready for the World is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Invasion U.S.A. 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 Paul Castellano, Phil Lynott, Christa McAuliffe and Len Bias would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Ties", "The A-Team", "Charles in Charge" and "MacGyver". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Missile Command" and "Gauntlet". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Big wheel (tricycle), Monchhichi / Chicaboo and Sylvanian Families.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 12th, 1985.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since October 12th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 12th, 1985, will be 35 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1985 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 497919600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 1985.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 1985, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 12th, 1985 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power - Animated TV series.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • 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.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.

Kid's TV shows on October 12th, 1985.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1985.

  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Growing Pains
  • The Care Bears
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1985.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Gauntlet - An arcade hack and slash game.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
  • Super Mario Bros. - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 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.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • 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 check out October 12th, 1991 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 12th.

Luciano Pavarotti

Italian operatic tenor. Deceased
Born on October 12th, 1935
He turned 50 on this day in 1985.

Hugh Jackman

Actor.
Born on October 12th, 1968
He turned 17 on this day in 1985.

Josh Hutcherson

Actor.
Born on October 12th, 1992
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Weather on October 12th, 1985.

Historical weather information for October 12th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 7 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.67 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 12th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of January, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1985 is close to the 22nd of July, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1985.

  • A total of 13,126 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,875 weeks have passed.
  • 1,134,086,400 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,323,100,800 times.
  • Since October 12th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 585,188,582,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,014,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,531,430 steps. That's about 43,347 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,609,037 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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