Monday March 17, 1986, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1986, UK date format: 17/3/1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Miles Kane and Edin Dzeko. In that special week of March people in US were listening to These Dreams by Heart. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Miracles, directed by Jim Kouf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amnesia or Cholo.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million Belgian francs.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies...

Movies

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Miracles

Miracles

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Starring: Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd

Born American

Born American

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Mike Norris, Steve Durham, David Coburn, Thalmus Rasulala

Lucas

Lucas

Directed by: David Seltzer

Starring: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

The Money Pit

The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

Country: United States of America

The Zero Boys

The Zero Boys

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney, Nicole Rio, Tom Shell

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 6 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions

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The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid'S Tale

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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

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.

The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner

The Great Getty

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from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mean 18

Mean 18

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari 7800, Atari ST, MS-DOS, among others

Genre: Golf

Amnesia

Amnesia

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Cholo

Cholo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Layla

Layla

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: DB-SOFT

Heartland

Heartland

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 17, 1986 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1986?

On March 17, 1986 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1986?

On March 17, 1986 several famous people were born including, Miles Kane, Edin Dzeko, Olesya Rulin

Which famous people died on March 17, 1986?

Famous people died on March 17, 1986 include, Hal Buckley

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

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1986 was These Dreams by Heart in US and Chain Reaction by Diana Ross in UK

What were the top hits on March 17, 1986?

The top hits on March 17, 1986 were These Dreams by Heart, Sara by Starship, Secret Lovers by Atlantic Starr in US and Chain Reaction by Diana Ross, Manic Monday by The Bangles, When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean in UK


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