Friday May 23, 1986

US date format: 5/23/1986, UK date format: 23/5/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 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 Angela Martini and Idriss Aberkane. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Aakhree Raasta, directed by Bhagyaraj, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bobby Bearing or The Black Cauldron.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • US and West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa.

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Movies

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Aakhree Raasta

Aakhree Raasta

Directed by: Bhagyaraj

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Om Shivpuri

Raw Deal

Raw Deal

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

Country: United States of America

Working Girls

Working Girls

Directed by: Lizzie Borden

Starring: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Deborah Banks

Psycho III

Psycho III

Directed by: Anthony Perkins

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Big Trouble

Big Trouble

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

TV Series

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A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Apradhi Kaun PC 1008

Apradhi Kaun PC 1008

Ein heikler Fall

Ein heikler Fall

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Break In by Dick Francis

Break In

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Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his

The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

The Songs Of Distant Earth

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Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman

The Triumph Of Politics

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As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure

Publisher: Virgin Interactive, Electronic Arts

Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Platform: Arcade, NES, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Color, various home computer ports

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Capcom (Worldwide, Japan) Taito America (North America)

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1986?

On May 23, 1986 several famous people were born including, Angela Martini, Idriss Aberkane, Nico Colaluca.

Which famous people died on May 23, 1986?

Famous people died on May 23, 1986 include, Sterling Hayden.

What was the number one song in May 23, 1986?

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1986 was Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1986?

The top hits on May 23, 1986 were Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston, Live To Tell by Madonna, On My Own by Patti LaBelle in US and The Chicken Song by Spitting Image, On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald, Rock Me Amadeus by Falco in UK.


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