Friday January 17, 1986

US date format: 1/17/1986, UK date format: 17/1/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 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 Chloe Lattanzi and Dan Campbell. 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 Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit or Bobby Bearing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title.

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Movies

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Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Country: United States of America

F/X

F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Youngblood

Youngblood

Directed by: Peter Markle

Starring: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter

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TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative …

Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

House by Tracy Kidder

House

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Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies by Lewis Grizzard

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Lewis Grizzard ...John Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

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When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his table, Dr. Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions, where a plot to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Konami

Annals of Rome

Annals of Rome

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: PSS

BMX Simulator

BMX Simulator

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 17, 1986?

On January 17, 1986 several famous people were born including, Chloe Lattanzi, Dan Campbell, Hale Appleman.

What was the number one song in January 17, 1986?

The number one song in the week of January 17, 1986 was That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on January 17, 1986?

The top hits on January 17, 1986 were That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends, Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie, Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, The Sun Always Shines On TV by A-ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.


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