Saturday 17 May 1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jaime Preciado and Tahj Mowry.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston.
In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits.
Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, 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 Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars or GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two.
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1986 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Jaime Preciado: Bassist.
- Tahj Mowry: American actor.
- Marius Činikas: Lithuanian footballer.
- Timo Simonlatser: Estonian skier.
- Jodie Taylor: English footballer.
- Chicken Song by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart
- 112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
- Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
- Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love
- Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately
- Madonna - Live To Tell
- The Outfield - Your Love
- Phil Collins - Take Me Home
- Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy
- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave
- Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
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