Friday 19 December 1986
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles.
In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits.
Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Whirlwind by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1986 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Ryan Babel: Dutch footballer.
- Lazaros Christodoulopoulos: Greek footballer.
- Zuzana Hejnová: Czech hurdler.
- Miguel Lopes: Portuguese footballer.
- Calvin Andrew: English footballer.
- Jade Roper: Reality Star
- V C Andrews: American author (Born 1923).
- USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
- Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game six of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500.
- Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Detroit Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency.
- Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from internal exile in Gorky.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
- Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
- Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
- Duran Duran - Notorious
- Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
- Billy Idol - To Be A Lover
- Huey Lewis and the News - Hip To Be Square
- Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- Peter Cetera - The Next Time I Fall
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