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December 1, 1985

December 1, 1985, was a Sunday. It was 38 years, 3 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 1, 1985

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 1, 1985:

  • United States: "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
  • United Kingdom: "I'm Your Man" by Wham

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 1, 1985

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

  • Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
  • We Built This City - Starship
  • Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  • You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey
  • Never - Heart
Play the top singles 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.
King Solomon's Mines

Top movie at the box office

The movie "King Solomon's Mines" was at the top of the box office on December 1, 1985.

Facts

This date occurred 13,974 days ago. Approximately 466 months have passed. It was the 335th day of 1985, in week 48. The decade was the eighties. There were only 30 days left in the year. People who were born on December 1, 1985, are now 38 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 155 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 1, 1985

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is December 1, 1985, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

In America, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have recently come and passed. People are now beginning to look forward to Christmas. The Christmas season of 1985 has begun. In America, the song "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin is at the top of the singles charts, while "I'm Your Man" by Wham is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie King Solomon's Mines is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Transformers", "Charles in Charge", and "The Golden Girls".

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.

People are playing video games such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command", and "Super Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Littles", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats", and "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Children are playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, the Big Wheel (tricycle), Monchhichi / Chicaboo, and Turnin' Turbo Dashboard.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 1, 1985.

  • Christmas 1985 has begun.

    Christmas 1985 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1985 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 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 December 1, 1985.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 1, 1985.

  • 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 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.
  • November 23, 1985: 60 people are killed after Egyptian commandos raid a hijacked flight at Luqa Airport in Malta.
  • November 27, 1985:
    • Rocky IV (1985) is released in cinemas.
    • 12-year-old Martha Jean Lambert goes missing in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • This date: December 1, 1985
  • December 12, 1985:
    • 256 people die after Arrow Air Flight 1285 stalls and crashes in Newfoundland, Canada.
    • The Rolling Stones co-founder Ian Stewart dies from a heart attack at the age of 47.
  • December 15, 1985: Sylvester Stallone and actress Brigitte Nielsen are married.
  • December 16, 1985: American Mafia boss Paul Castellano is shot to death outside of Sparks Steak House in Manhattan.
  • December 27, 1985:
    • American primatologist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda.
    • 19 people are killed in the Rome and Vienna airport attacks.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 1, 1985, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: December 1, 1985 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1985

Television shows that people were watching in December 1985:

TV shows from December 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
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Dallas
Dallas

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1985

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care 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
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Voltron
Voltron
Heathcliff
Heathcliff
Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
The Littles
The Littles
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay
Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys

Toys in 1985

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 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
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on December 1, 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 December 1, 1991, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 1.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Actor
Born on December 1, 1935
He turned 50 on this day in 1985.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Comedian Deceased
Born on December 1, 1940
He turned 45 on this day in 1985.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Singer
Born on December 1, 1945
She turned 40 on this day in 1985.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

Colombian drug lord Deceased
Born on December 1, 1949
He turned 36 on this day in 1985.

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Comedian
Born on December 1, 1970
She turned 15 on this day in 1985.

Natasha O'Keeffe

Natasha O'Keeffe

Actress
Born on December 1, 1986
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate

Internet personality
Born on December 1, 1986
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz

Actress
Born on December 1, 1988
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 1, 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 December 1, 1985 was most likely conceived around March 10, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 1, 1985 is close to August 24, 1986.

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Stats for December 1, 1985

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 1, 1985:

  • 13,974 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,996 weeks have passed.
  • 1,207,353,600 seconds have passed since December 1, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,408,579,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 622,994,457,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,225,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 103,832,410 steps. That's roughly 46,148 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,488,243 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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