Monday January 20, 1986
US date format: 1/20/1986, UK date format: 20/1/1986
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Kevin Parker (musician) and Tjasa Kokalj.
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.
Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Arsenal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu or Glider Rider.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 20, 1986?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
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- 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
- Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
- Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan.
- The first US federal Martin Luther King Day holiday, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., is observed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 20, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Stevie Wonder - Go Home
- Ready For The World - Digital Display
- Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
- Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
- Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
- Five Star - Let Me Be The One
- Starpoint - What You Been Missin'
- Evelyn "Champagne" King - Your Personal Touch
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 20If January 20, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?