Sunday 17 August 1986
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bryton McClure and Ariadne Diaz.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna.
In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits.
Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Equinox.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dead Zone (video game) or Empire!.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1986 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Bryton McClure: Lakewood, California -- Actor (Richie-Family Matters).
- Ariadne Diaz: Soap Opera Actress.
- Rudy Gay: American basketball player.
- Bryton James: American actor and singer.
- Tyrus Thomas: American basketball player.
- Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
- Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
- Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones and pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen and outfielder Dave Henderson
- Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
- Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
- Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)
- Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
- Steve Winwood - Higher Love
- Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
- Bananarama - Venus
- Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
- Timex Social Club - Rumors
- Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)
- Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven
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