Saturday February 01, 1986

US date format: 2/1/1986, UK date format: 1/2/1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Lauren Conrad and Lauren Conrad reality star from Laguna Beach and The Hills. In that special week of February people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Nine 1/2 Weeks, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission 660 or Big Event Golf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

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Movies

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Nine 1/2 Weeks

Nine 1/2 Weeks

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Country: United States of America

Wildcats

Wildcats

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

The Delta Force

The Delta Force

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Country: United States of America

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D.

Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas

Common Ground

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Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

Cyclops by Clive Cussler

Cyclops

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Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is another swashbuckling NUMA Files adventure! When a financier turned treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, only Dirk Pitt can prevent an international incident that threatens to start a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mission 660

Mission 660

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Taito

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade, comical action platformer

Publisher: Taito

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Army Moves

Army Moves

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On February 01, 1986 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is February 01, 1986?

On February 01, 1986 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 01, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 01, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on February 01, 1986?

On February 01, 1986 several famous people were born including, Lauren Conrad, Lauren Conrad reality star from Laguna Beach and The Hills, Jorrit Bergsma.

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

The number one song in the week of February 01, 1986 was That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on February 01, 1986?

The top hits on February 01, 1986 were That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends, Burning Heart by Survivor, I'm Your Man by Wham! in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, The Sun Always Shines On TV by A-ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.


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