Friday 11 July 1986
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yoann Gourcuff and Derek Sanders.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Holding Back The Years by Simply Red.
In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits.
Aliens, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Taming A Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Solunski patrdii.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Warrior or Mean 18.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 July 1986 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Yoann Gourcuff: French international football/soccer player who currently plays for Lyon in Ligue 1. He operates mainly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be utilized as a withdrawn striker.
- Derek Sanders: Rock Singer.
- BJ Raji: Football Player.
- Raúl García: Spanish footballer.
- Ryan Jarvis: English footballer.
- Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
- Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women).
- Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
- Genesis - Invisible Touch
- Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
- Janet Jackson - Nasty
- El DeBarge - Who's Johnny (Short Circuit Theme)
- Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
- Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
- Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame
- The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff
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