Thursday February 28, 1985
US date format: 2/28/1985, UK date format: 28/2/1985
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jelena Jankovic and Fefe Dobson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!.
In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits.
Sylvester, directed by Tim Hunter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fast Forward.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formation Z or Cosmic Wartoad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 28, 1985?
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- The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 28, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wham! - Careless Whisper
- REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
- David Lee Roth - California Girls
- Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
- Billy Ocean - Loverboy
- Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
- Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
- Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
- Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls
- John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 28If February 28, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 6 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 5 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?