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December 19th, 1985.

December 19th, 1985, was a Thursday. It was day 353 of 1985. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 4 months and 20 days have passed since December 19th, 1985.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1985.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "King Solomon's Mines" was at the top of the box office on December 19th, 1985.

Take me back to December 19th, 1985!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 19th, 1985 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. 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.

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 "Sherlock Holmes", "The Transformers", "Punky Brewster" and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Duck Hunt", "Back to the Future" and "Super Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock" and "ThunderCats".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big Jim (action figure), Cabbage Patch Kids, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and Masters of the Universe (figures).

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 December 19th, 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, 4 months and 20 days have passed since December 19th, 1985.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1985.
  • Leap Year: 1985 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 19th, 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 503798400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 19th, 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 December 19th, 1985, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 19th, 1985 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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 December 19th, 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.

1985 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of December.

Weather on December 19th, 1985.

Historical weather information for December 19th, 1985.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. Winds reached storm levels. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 13.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -10.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 5.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.39 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 19th, 1985.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1985.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 19th, 1985 was most likely conceived around the 11th of March, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 19th, 1985 is close to the 28th of September, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 19th, 1985.

  • A total of 12,925 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,846 weeks have passed.
  • 1,116,716,400 seconds have passed since the December 19th, 1985.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,302,835,800 times.
  • Since December 19th, 1985, the earth has travelled approximately 576,225,662,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 186,119,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,037,610 steps. That's about 42,683 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,400,597 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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