Sunday 18 May 1986
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 18 May 1986 ?
- Eric Bellinger: Songwriter.
- Ahmed Hamada: Egyptian race car driver.
- Katya Shchekina: Russian model.
- Kevin Anderson: South African tennis player.
- Ryan Lamb: English rugby union player.
- John Bubbles Sublett: tap dancer (Black and Bubbles), dies at age 84.
- David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yard pool.
- Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
- Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups.
- South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
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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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