Thursday August 21, 1986
US date format: 8/21/1986, UK date format: 21/8/1986
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Usain Bolt and Wout Brama.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna.
In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits.
Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Highlander or The Colour of Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 21, 1986?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Rags opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
- Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
- Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
- With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
- Steve Winwood - Higher Love
- Bananarama - Venus
- Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
- Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)
- Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
- Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)
- Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
- Timex Social Club - Rumors
- Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Shirley Jones - Do You Get Enough Love
- Anita Baker - Sweet Love
- Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason
- Billy Ocean - Love Zone
- Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
- Melba Moore & Kashif - Love The One I'm With (A Lotta Love)
- Patti LaBelle - Oh, People
- Jean Carne - Closer Than Close
- Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force Featuring Paul Anthony & Bow Legged Lou - All Cried Out
- Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 21If August 21, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 21, 1986?
On August 21, 1986 several famous people were born including, Usain Bolt, Kiami Davael, Wout Brama.
What was the number one song in August 21, 1986?
The number one song in the week of August 21, 1986 was Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in US and The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh in UK.
What were the top hits on August 21, 1986?
The top hits on August 21, 1986 were Papa Don't Preach by Madonna, Higher Love by Steve Winwood, Venus by Bananarama in US and The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh, I Want To Wake Up With You by Boris Gardiner, Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in UK.