Monday 16 June 1986
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fernando Muslera and Rodrigo Defendi.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to On My Own by Patti LaBelle.
In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits.
The Karate Kid, Part II, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baluba-Louk No Densetsu or Dynamite Dan II.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1986 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Fernando Muslera: Uruguayan footballer.
- Rodrigo Defendi: Brazilian footballer.
- Urby Emanuelson: Dutch footballer.
- Farhad Reza: Bangladeshi cricketer.
- Robert Rothbart: Bosnian/Israeli/Serbian basketball player.
- Maurice Durufle: French composer and organist (Born 1902).
- 1 day general strike in South Africa
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Patti LaBelle - On My Own
- Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
- The Jets - Crush On You
- Madonna - Live To Tell
- Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
- Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame
- George Michael - A Different Corner
- Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
- El DeBarge - Who's Johnny (Short Circuit Theme)
- Heart - Nothin' At All (Remix)
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