Saturday 11 January 1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rachel Riley .
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 Breakthru or Midnight Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1986 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Rachel Riley: British television presenter.
- Sid Chaplin: UK novelist (Born 1916).
- 1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
- First US black Lieutenant-Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Virginia).
- The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
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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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