Sunday August 24, 1986

US date format: 8/24/1986, UK date format: 24/8/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 Arian Foster and Konstantin Hert. 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 The Garden Of Eden by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers or Heartland.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

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Movies

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States of America

River's Edge

River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Extremities

Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

The Whoopee Boys

The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

The Fly

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Yi tian tu long ji

Yi tian tu long ji

Call Me Mister

Call Me Mister

WWF Superstars

WWF Superstars

Roland Rat: The Series

Roland Rat: The Series

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Garden Of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

The Garden Of Eden

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A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters

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Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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 Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mantronix

Mantronix

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Probe Software

Future Knight

Future Knight

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Mighty Bomb Jack

Mighty Bomb Jack

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64,[1] Famicom/NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tecmo

Heartland

Heartland

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 24, 1986?

On August 24, 1986 several famous people were born including, Konstantin Hert, Arian Foster, Nick Adenhart.

What was the number one song in August 24, 1986?

The number one song in the week of August 24, 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 24, 1986?

The top hits on August 24, 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.


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