December 6th, 1985

December 6th, 1985, fell on a Friday. It was day 340 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 1 months and 15 days have passed since December 6th, 1985.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 6th, 1985:

  • United States: Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  • United Kingdom: I'm Your Man - Wham

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "King Solomon's Mines" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 6th, 1985 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 1985 has just started. In America, the song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Love Boat", "Dallas", "Knots Landing" and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Tetris", "Super Mario Bros." and "Gauntlet".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats" and "Growing Pains". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Pound Puppies".


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 December 6th, 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 1 months and 15 days have passed since December 6th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 6th, 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 502675200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 6th, 1985:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 6th, 1985, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1985 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 6th, 1985 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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:

  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite

Video Games

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.
  • 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 and historical figures that were born on the 6th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 6th of December:

  • Constitution Day (Spain)

Weather

Weather information for December 6th, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.3cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 6th, 1985?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 6th, 1985?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 6th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 26th of February, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 6th, 1985 is the 15th of September, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 6th, 1985.

  • 12,830 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,108,512,000 seconds have passed since the December 6th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,293,264,000 times.
  • Since December 6th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 571,992,192,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,752,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,332,032 steps. That's about 42,370 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,302,144 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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