Thursday 2 January 1986
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Troy Andrews and Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.
In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 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 Yes, Prime Minister.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captured or Laser Hawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1986 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Troy Andrews: American musician.
- Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu: Turkish-Bosnian footballer (d. 2012).
- Nicolás Bertolo: Argentinian footballer.
- Trombone Shorty: American trumpet player and composer.
- 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
- New York Islanders' Mike Bossy scores his 500th goal.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
- Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Klymaxx - I Miss You
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
- Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
- Phil Collins - Separate Lives
- The Cars - Tonight She Comes
- Arcadia - Election Day
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?