Friday August 01, 1986

US date format: 8/1/1986, UK date format: 1/8/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Elijah Kelley and Elena Vesnina. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Good Mother by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Baseball or Alex Kidd in Miracle World.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
  • Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934

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Movies

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The Fly

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States of America

Manhunter

Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States of America

Half Moon Street

Half Moon Street

Directed by: Bob Swaim

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy, Norman Alden

Country: United States of America

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

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TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gallito Ramírez

Gallito Ramírez

Die Mannheim-Sage

Die Mannheim-Sage

Cuckoo Land

Cuckoo Land

Days to next August 01

If August 01, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

A Cast Of Killers

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On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

The Underground Empire by James Mills

The Underground Empire

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The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz

I'Ll Take Manhattan

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Here is Judith Krantz's greatest triumph--I'll Take Manhattan. In the high-stakes world of magazine publishing, she weaves a dazzling tale of love and betrayal, and creates her most joyous character--sensational Maxi, an uninhibited woman who unexpectedly discovers that her talent …

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Last Mission

Last Mission

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Deactivators

Deactivators

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Reaktor

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Activision

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Platform: Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

Firelord

Firelord

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 01, 1986?

On August 01, 1986 several famous people were born including, Elijah Kelley, Elena Vesnina, Mike Wallace.

Which famous people died on August 01, 1986?

Famous people died on August 01, 1986 include, Willem Klein.

What was the number one song in August 01, 1986?

The number one song in the week of August 01, 1986 was Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on August 01, 1986?

The top hits on August 01, 1986 were Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel, Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna, The Edge Of Heaven by Wham!, My Favourite Waste Of Time by Owen Paul in UK.


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