Saturday December 20, 1986
US date format: 12/20/1986, UK date format: 20/12/1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Anoop Desai and Benjamin Brierley.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles.
In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits.
Witchboard, directed by Kevin Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while The Golden Cup by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Little Vampire.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amnesia or Double Dribble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 20, 1986?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, New York
- Three African Americans are assaulted by a group of white teens in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York. One of the victims, Michael Griffith, is run over and killed by a motorist while attempting to flee the attackers.
- Joe DeSa: American baseball player (Born 1959).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 20, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
- Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
- Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
- Duran Duran - Notorious
- Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
- Billy Idol - To Be A Lover
- Huey Lewis and the News - Hip To Be Square
- Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- Peter Cetera - The Next Time I Fall
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on December 20, 1986
- Denver Broncos - Seattle Seahawks : 16 - 41
- Green Bay Packers - New York Giants : 24 - 55
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