Tuesday January 21, 1986
US date format: 1/21/1986, UK date format: 21/1/1986
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Jonathan Quick and Peyton Hillis.
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 180 or The Legend of Zelda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 21, 1986?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed.
- Allison J Brown, age 17 of Oklahoma, crowned fourth Miss Teen USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 21, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?