Monday 6 January 1986, Epiphany
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alex Turner and Petter Northug.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.
In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 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.
On TV people were watching Bluebell.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū or Metroid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1986 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Alex Turner: English musician (Arctic Monkeys).
- Petter Northug: Skier.
- Irina Shayk: Russian-born model, 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model.
- Paul McShane: Irish footballer.
- Benjamin Simm: German rugby player.
- Mike Teel: American football player
- Louis Lebeer: Dutch art historian, dies at age 90.
- STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
- Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg.
- British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
- Klymaxx - I Miss You
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
- The Cars - Tonight She Comes
- Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me
- Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
- Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
- Europe - The Final Countdown
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love
- Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
- Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite
- Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat
- Erasure - Sometimes
- A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
- Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From 'Top Gun')
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