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October 22, 1985

October 22, 1985, was a Tuesday. It was 38 years, 8 months, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 22, 1985

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 22, 1985:

  • United States: "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: "The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 22, 1985

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Take On Me - a-ha
  • Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
  • Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
  • Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  • Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
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.
Commando

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Commando".

Facts

This date was 14,143 days ago. Approximately 471 months have passed. It was the 295th day of 1985, in week 43. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 157 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 22, 1985

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, October 22, 1985. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. 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. Halloween 1985 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Commando 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 Transformers", "Who's the Boss?", "Miami Vice", and "Murder, She Wrote".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong", and "Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "Snorks", "The Transformers", and "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Popular toys at the moment include Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), My Little Pony (figures), Pogo ball / Lolo ball, and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 22, 1985.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System

    During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • 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 22, 1985.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 22, 1985.

  • 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.
  • October 2, 1985: American actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS at the age of 59.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 22, 1985
  • October 25, 1985: NBA player Karl Malone makes his debut for Utah Jazz.
  • November 4, 1985: Boxing manager Cus D'Amato dies at the age of 77.
  • November 13, 1985: 23,000 people are killed when the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia.
  • November 18, 1985: The daily comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" is published for the first time.
  • November 20, 1985: The first version of Microsoft Windows is released.
  • November 21, 1985: US Navy intelligence officer Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying for Israel.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 22, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 22, 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

People in October 1985 were watching the following TV series:

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 22, 1985

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

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1985

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
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)
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 22, 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 22, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 22.

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Actor
Born on October 22, 1938
He turned 47 on this day in 1985.

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Soccer manager
Born on October 22, 1949
He turned 36 on this day in 1985.

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Actor
Born on October 22, 1952
He turned 33 on this day in 1985.

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

Actor
Born on October 22, 1962
He turned 23 on this day in 1985.

Dražen Petrović

Dražen Petrović

NBA player Deceased
Born on October 22, 1964
He turned 21 on this day in 1985.

Shaggy

Shaggy

Singer
Born on October 22, 1968
He turned 17 on this day in 1985.

Suzanne Jackson

Suzanne Jackson

Blogger
Born on October 22, 1984
She turned 1 on this day in 1985.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 22, 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 22, 1985 was most likely conceived around January 29, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 22, 1985 is close to July 15, 1986.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 22, 1985:

  • 14,143 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,020 weeks have passed.
  • 1,221,955,200 seconds have passed since October 22, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,425,614,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 630,528,883,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 203,659,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 105,088,147 steps. That's roughly 46,706 miles.
  • 14,663,462 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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