October 18th, 1985, fell on a Friday. It was day 291 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since October 18th, 1985.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 18th, 1985:
The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in North America.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 18th, 1985:
United States: Take On Me - A-Ha
United Kingdom: The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Commando" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 18th, 1985 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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 Take On Me by A-Ha 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 Commando is at the top of the Box Office. 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "Only Fools and Horses", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Who's the Boss?". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "Boulder Dash".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs" and "Fraggle Rock". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Commodore 64" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".
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 October 18th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
35 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since October 18th, 1985.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1985.
Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 18th, 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 498438000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 18th, 1985:
November 13th, 1985: 23,000 people are killed when the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 18th, 1985, will have the star sign Libra.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: October 18th, 1985 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
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.
1985 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
1985 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1985:
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
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)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of October:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 18th, 1985.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 18th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 8th of January, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 18th, 1985 is the 28th of July, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 18th, 1985.
12,796 days have passed since this date.
1,105,578,000 seconds have passed since the October 18th, 1985.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,289,841,000 times.
Since October 18th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 570,478,248,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,263,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,079,708 steps. That's about 42,258 miles!
Since this date, 13,266,936 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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