What happened this day in history January 1, 1985

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1985? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1985: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1985 is the 1st day of the year 1985 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1984 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 473,385,600 seconds 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 ‘henagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $6,625.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Rat 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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January 1, 1985 Historical Events

  • 1985
    The Internet’s Domain Name System is created.
  • 1985
    The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.

Who were born on January 1, 1985?

  • 1985
    Eyjólfur Héðinsson, Icelandic professional footballer and model
  • 1985
    Jeff Carter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1985
    Tiago Splitter, Brazilian basketball player

Who died on January 1, 1985?

  • 1985
    Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Sigerson Clifford, Irish poet and writer (b. 1913)

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