Wednesday 24 December 1986, Christmas Eve
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arnold Telagaarta and Ana Contreras.
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 It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Genpei Tōma Den or Cover art for the TurboGrafx-CD release.
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1986 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Arnold Telagaarta: YouTube Star.
- Ana Contreras: Soap Opera Actress.
- Tim Elliott: American mixed martial artist.
- Kyrylo Fesenko: Ukrainian basketball player.
- Satomi Ishihara: Japanese actress.
- Riyo Mori: Japanese model and dancer Miss Universe 2007
- French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released.
- Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
- Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
- Duran Duran - Notorious
- Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
- Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
- Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
- Janet Jackson - Control
- War (Live) - Bruce Springsteen
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
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