Thursday January 16, 1986
US date format: 1/16/1986, UK date format: 16/1/1986
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Mason Gamble and Aija Andrejeva.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends.
In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Arsenal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt or GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 16, 1986?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Police arrest three Irish Republican Army-terrorists in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
- Herbert W Armstrong: American evangelist, author, and...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 16, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Stevie Wonder - Go Home
- Ready For The World - Digital Display
- Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
- Eugene Wilde - Don't Say No Tonight
- Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
- New Edition - Count Me Out
- Evelyn "Champagne" King - Your Personal Touch
- Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 16If January 16, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 21 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?