Sunday December 21, 1986
US date format: 12/21/1986, UK date format: 21/12/1986
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Davey Browne .
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 Future Knight or The Goonies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 21, 1986?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Amy Alcott / Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
- Davey Browne: Australian boxer (d. 2015).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 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 21, 1986
- Atlanta Falcons - Detroit Lions : 20 - 6
- Buffalo Bills - Houston Oilers : 7 - 16
- Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys : 24 - 10
- Indianapolis Colts - Los Angeles Raiders : 30 - 24
- Kansas City Chiefs - Pittsburgh Steelers : 24 - 19
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?