Thursday 24 July 1986
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Megan Park and Vugar Gashimov.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel.
In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Q Clearance by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Equinox.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Articfox or The Legend of Zelda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Megan Park: Canadian actress.
- Vugar Gashimov: Azerbaijani chess player (d. 2014).
- Remy Hii
- Natalie Tran: YouTube Star.
- Andrei Lutai: Russian figure skater.
- Kaido Saks: Estonian basketball player.
- Fritz A Lipman: Discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87.
- San Francisco Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
- Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
- Genesis - Invisible Touch
- Janet Jackson - Nasty
- Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)
- Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
- Rod Stewart - Love Touch
- Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
- Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
- Billy Joel - Modern Woman
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