Friday July 18, 1986

US date format: 7/18/1986, UK date format: 18/7/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 18, 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 Samson Smith and Deniss Karpak. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Invisible Touch by Genesis. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cruise Chaser Blassty or Mighty Bomb Jack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day

Events

  • 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
  • Royals announce manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
  • A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station's helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.

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Movies

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Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Heartburn

Heartburn

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Country: United States of America

Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Patriot

The Patriot

Directed by: Frank Harris

Starring: Gregg Henry, Simone Griffeth, Michael J. Pollard, Jeff Conaway

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TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Equinox

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mind of David Berglas

The Mind of David Berglas

A Current Affair

A Current Affair

Days to next July 18

If July 18, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 2 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

A Perfect Spy

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Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters

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Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Act Of Will

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Bridging three generations, this sweeping saga from renowned bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of three extraordinary women, and the acts of will that shape their lives. Orphaned

In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood

In Search Of The Trojan War

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Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cruise Chaser Blassty

Cruise Chaser Blassty

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X1

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Square

The Black Bass

The Black Bass

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System

Publisher: Hot B

Banana

Banana

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Puzzle-solving strategy

Publisher: Victor Musical Industries

Mighty Bomb Jack

Mighty Bomb Jack

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64,[1] Famicom/NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tecmo

Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mark III/Master System, Sega Saturn, X68000

Genre: Scrolling shooter, Cute 'em up

Publisher: JP/NA/PAL Sega; JP GRC; JP SunSoft; JP/NA NEC; BRA Tec Toy

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 18, 1986?

On July 18, 1986 several famous people were born including, Samson Smith, Deniss Karpak, Natalia Mikhailova.

Which famous people died on July 18, 1986?

Famous people died on July 18, 1986 include, Stanley Rous.

What was the number one song in July 18, 1986?

The number one song in the week of July 18, 1986 was Invisible Touch by Genesis in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on July 18, 1986?

The top hits on July 18, 1986 were Invisible Touch by Genesis, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel, Nasty by Janet Jackson in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna, The Edge Of Heaven by Wham!, My Favourite Waste Of Time by Owen Paul in UK.


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