Saturday August 16, 1986
US date format: 8/16/1986, UK date format: 16/8/1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Shawn Pyfrom and Elisa Nájera.
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.
Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mean 18 or Jewels of Darkness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1986?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1986?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Shirley Jones - Do You Get Enough Love
- Anita Baker - Sweet Love
- Jean Carne - Closer Than Close
- Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason
- Melba Moore & Kashif - Love The One I'm With (A Lotta Love)
- Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
- Billy Ocean - Love Zone
- - Rumors
- Patti LaBelle - Oh, People
- Jeffrey Osborne - You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 16If August 16, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?