December 16th, 1985

December 16th, 1985, fell on a Monday. It was day 350 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 16th, 1985.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 16th, 1985:

  • American Mafia boss Paul Castellano is shot to death outside of Sparks Steak House in Manhattan.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1985:

  • United States: Say You Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston

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 16th, 1985 and it's a Monday. The Christmas season of 1985 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston 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. 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!", "The Transformers" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Heathcliff" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)".


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 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 34 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 16th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 1985, will be 34 years of age.
  • People born in 1985 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 503539200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1985:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 16th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" - "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"


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
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 16th, 1985:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.61 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 7.87cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1985.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 16th, 1985 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1985 is the 25th of September, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1985.

  • 12,630 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,091,228,400 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,273,099,800 times.
  • Since December 16th, 1985, earth has travelled approximately 563,073,854,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,871,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,845,642 steps. That's about 41,709 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,094,741 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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