Sunday 17 August 1986
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tyrus Thomas and Rudy Gay.
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 The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing JaJaMaru no Daibouken or Hypaball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1986 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Tyrus Thomas: American basketball player.
- Rudy Gay: American basketball player.
- Jonathan Lacourt
- Bryton McClure: Lakewood, California -- Actor (Richie-Family Matters).
- Julien Quercia
- Bryton James: American actor and singer.
- Ariadne Diaz: Soap Opera Actress.
- Ashton Shepherd: Musician.
- Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
- Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
- Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones and pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen and outfielder Dave Henderson
- Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
- Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
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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
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
- Love The One I'm With (A Lotta Love) - Melba Moore & Kashif
- 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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