Friday January 24, 1986

US date format: 1/24/1986, UK date format: 24/1/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Mischa Barton and Ricky Ullman. 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 Gall Force or Double Dribble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra

Events

  • Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
  • New York Islanders' Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point.
  • South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president.
  • 43rd Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win.
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Movies

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Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Country: United States of America

F/X

F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next January 24

If January 24, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D.

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

London Match by Len Deighton

London Match

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Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum (separate 48K and 128K versions)

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Alien Highway

Alien Highway

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Vortex Software

Astro Warrior

Astro Warrior

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Gall Force

Gall Force

Genre: Adventure, science fiction

Double Dribble

Double Dribble

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Family Computer Disk System, PlayChoice-10, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Game Boy, Virtual Console, iOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On January 24, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 24, 1986?

On January 24, 1986 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 24, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on January 24, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on January 24, 1986?

On January 24, 1986 several famous people were born including, Mischa Barton, Ricky Ullman, Vieirinha .

Which famous people died on January 24, 1986?

Famous people died on January 24, 1986 include, Gordon MacRae, L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, Flo Hyman.

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

The number one song in the week of January 24, 1986 was That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on January 24, 1986?

The top hits on January 24, 1986 were That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends, Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie, Burning Heart by Survivor in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, The Sun Always Shines On TV by A-ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.


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