Saturday 24 May 1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mark Ballas and Giannis Kontoes.
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.
Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gall Force or 720°.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1986 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Mark Ballas: American professional dancer.
- Giannis Kontoes: Greek footballer.
- Jordan Metcalfe: English actor.
- Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
- Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours.
- Margaret Thatcher becomes first British Prime Minister to visit Israel.
- Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
- Madonna - Live To Tell
- Patti LaBelle - On My Own
- Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave
- Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately
- Phil Collins - Take Me Home
- Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy
- Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
- Mike + The Mechanics - All I Need Is A Miracle
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