Wednesday December 24, 1986, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1986, UK date format: 24/12/1986
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Riyo Mori and Satomi Ishihara.
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.
Assassination, directed by Peter R. Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Street Legal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Infiltrator or Defender of the Crown.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1986?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released.
- Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - Girlfriend
- Kool & The Gang - Victory
- Janet Jackson - Control
- Luther Vandross - Stop To Love
- Ready For The World - Love You Down
- Anita Baker - Caught Up In The Rapture
- Commodores - Goin' To The Bank
- Aretha Franklin - Jimmy Lee
- Vesta - Once Bitten Twice Shy
- New Edition - Once In A Lifetime Groove
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?