What happened this day in history February 28, 1985

What are the important events that happened on February 28, 1985? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 28, 1985: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 28, 1985 is the 59th day of the year 1985 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 15, 1985 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 7,973,280 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $3,043.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 28, 1985 Historical Events

  • 1985
    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.

Who were born on February 28, 1985?

  • 1985
    Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
  • 1985
    Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1985
    Tim Bresnan, British cricketer

Who died on February 28, 1985?

  • 1985
    David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • 1985
    Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)

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