December 1st, 1985, was a Sunday. It was day 335 of 1985. The decade was the Eighties.
37 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since December 1st, 1985.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 1st, 1985.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "King Solomon's Mines" was at the top of the Box Office on December 1st, 1985.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is December 1st, 1985, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
In America, Thanksgiven Day and Black Friday have recently come and passed. People are now beginning to look forward to Christmas. The Christmas season of 1985 has began. In America, the song Separate Lives by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, I'm Your Man by Wham is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States, and the movie King Solomon's Mines 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 Ian Stewart, Paul Castellano, Phil Lynott and Christa McAuliffe would all be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Cagney & Lacey", "Kate & Allie" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Mario Bros.", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Dungeons & Dragons", "The Transformers" and "The Cosby Show".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Hungry Hungry Hippos, Speak & Spell, Monchhichi / Chicaboo and My Little Pony (figures).
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 1st, 1985.
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 the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1985. Xiaoping received this acknowledgment because of economic reforms in China.
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.
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 dominated the home computer market during this period.
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.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 1st, 1985.
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Television shows that people were watching in December, 1985.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.
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.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985.
Jem and the Holograms
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
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
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1985.
An arcade hack and slash game.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
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.
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
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 1st, 1991, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 1st.
Colombian drug lord. Deceased
Born on December 1st, 1949
He turned 36 on this day in 1985.
Born on December 1st, 1986
He was born exactly one year after this date.
Historical weather information for December 1st, 1985.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 1st, 1985.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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