Thursday May 08, 1986

US date format: 5/8/1986, UK date format: 8/5/1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 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 James Elmer and Marie De Villepin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Meltdown or King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Óscar Arias is inaugurated into his first term as President of Costa Rica.

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Movies

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Cobra

Cobra

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Country: United States of America

Crawlspace

Crawlspace

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

Down by Law

Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States of America

Top Gun

Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States of America

Monster in the Closet

Monster in the Closet

Directed by: Bob Dahlin

Starring: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Claude Akins, Howard Duff

TV Series

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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

Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Land of Hope

Land of Hope

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

Enter Talking

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autographed with personalized inscription with plastic over hardback dust cover

Seasons Of The Heart by Cynthia Freeman

Seasons Of The Heart

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Some spine creasing and wear. Front and back cover pages have corner creasing and all edges have smugging . Front inside page have initials, no other marks and intact.

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

The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley

The White House Mess

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With a pajama-clad President Reagan refusing to leave the White House on his successor’s Inauguration Day, Buckley has given this farce of Oval Office politics a nearly perfect beginning.

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Captured

Captured

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: American Action

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX2, Apple II, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Commodore 16, PC booter

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Tradewest: Leland Cook and Byron Cook

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Durell Software

Meltdown

Meltdown

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Alligata Software

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1986?

On May 08, 1986 several famous people were born including, Marie De Villepin, James Elmer, Liam MacKay.

Which famous people died on May 08, 1986?

Famous people died on May 08, 1986 include, Ernle Bradford.

What was the number one song in May 08, 1986?

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1986 was West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image in UK.

What were the top hits on May 08, 1986?

The top hits on May 08, 1986 were West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer, Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image, On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald, Rock Me Amadeus by Falco in UK.


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