Saturday 1 February 1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends.
In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Hannah and Her Sisters, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1986 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Lauren Conrad: American actress, part of the ensemble cast of TV's popular "Laguna Beach," a reality show which follows eight teenagers as they leave high school and enter the next phase of their lives.
- Lauren Conrad reality star from Laguna Beach and The Hills: fashion designer, Teen Vogue intern.
- Jorrit Bergsma: Dutch speed skater.
- KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
- Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Survivor - Burning Heart
- Wham! - I'm Your Man
- Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown
- Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
- Paul McCartney - Spies Like Us
- Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
- Stevie Wonder - Go Home
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