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November 1st, 1985.

November 1st, 1985, was a Friday. It was day 305 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since November 1st, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 1st, 1985.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Dizzee Rascal: English rapper.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 1st, 1985.

  • United States: Parttime Lover - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Jagged Edge" was at the top of the box office on November 1st, 1985.

Take me back to November 1st, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 1st, 1985 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Halloween has just come and passed. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Parttime Lover by Stevie Wonder 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 Jagged Edge 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Smurfs", "The A-Team", "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Golden Girls".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and "Back to the Future". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Transformers", "The Cosby Show" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Big wheel (tricycle), My Little Pony (figures) and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

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 November 1st, 1985.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 NBA players in 1985?

    The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.

  • 1985 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 35 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since November 1st, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 1st, 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 499651200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 1st, 1985.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 1st, 1985, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: November 1st, 1985 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on November 1st, 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
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • 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)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of November.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of November.

  • All Saints' Day

Weather on November 1st, 1985.

Historical weather information for November 1st, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on November 1st, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 1st, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 1st, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of January, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 1st, 1985 is close to the 11th of August, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 1st, 1985.

  • A total of 12,970 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,852 weeks have passed.
  • 1,120,604,400 seconds have passed since the November 1st, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,307,371,800 times.
  • Since November 1st, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 578,231,870,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,767,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,371,978 steps. That's about 42,832 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,447,253 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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