Wednesday 13 August 1986
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ruben Flam and Xavier Pentecôte.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna.
In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits.
The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Equinox.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Articfox or Banana.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Ruben Flam
- Xavier Pentecôte
- Yasuhisa Furuhara: Japanese actor.
- Demetrious Johnson: American mixed martial artist.
- Daniil Steptšenko: Estonian biathlete.
- KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
- Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)
- Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
- Steve Winwood - Higher Love
- Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
- Bananarama - Venus
- Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
- Timex Social Club - Rumors
- Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)
- Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven
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