Sunday May 18, 1986

US date format: 5/18/1986, UK date format: 18/5/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Eric Bellinger and Ryan Lamb. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Working Girls, directed by Lizzie Borden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Book Of Abraham by Marek Halter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kirel or The Legend of Zelda.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yard pool.
  • Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups.
  • South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Movies

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Working Girls

Working Girls

Directed by: Lizzie Borden

Starring: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Deborah Banks

Psycho III

Psycho III

Directed by: Anthony Perkins

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Big Trouble

Big Trouble

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

Cobra

Cobra

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Country: United States of America

Crawlspace

Crawlspace

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

TV Series

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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

Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Pingu

Pingu

The Russ Abbot Show

The Russ Abbot Show

Days to next May 18

If May 18, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Book Of Abraham by Marek Halter

The Book Of Abraham

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General; Historical fiction; History; Jews;

Greed And Glory On Wall Street by Ken Auletta

Greed And Glory On Wall Street

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On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman

The Triumph Of Politics

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As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife

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A woman who decides to tell the truth about herself and her marriage may be making the biggest mistake of her life. Joanna Scott kept a daily journal. It began when she first met David and fell crazily in love …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kirel

Kirel

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade puzzle

Publisher: Addictive Games

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shooter Action

Publisher: Sega

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda

Platform: Famicom Disk System; Nintendo Entertainment System; Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest

Platform: MSX PC-9801 X68000 Super Famicom Satellaview Game Boy Color Mobile phones Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Enix; NA Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 18, 1986 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 18, 1986?

On May 18, 1986 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 18, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 18, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on May 18, 1986?

On May 18, 1986 several famous people were born including, Eric Bellinger, Ahmed Hamada, Ryan Lamb.

Which famous people died on May 18, 1986?

Famous people died on May 18, 1986 include, John Bubbles Sublett.

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

The number one song in the week of May 18, 1986 was Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image in UK.

What were the top hits on May 18, 1986?

The top hits on May 18, 1986 were Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston, West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, Why Can't This Be Love by Van Halen in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image, On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald, Rock Me Amadeus by Falco in UK.


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