Saturday January 25, 1986
US date format: 1/25/1986, UK date format: 25/1/1986
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 25, 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 Shahriar Nafees and Chris O'Grady.
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 Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars or Firelord.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 25, 1986?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
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- The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
- Yoweri Museveni's National Resistance Army Rebel group takes over Uganda after leading a successful 5-year guerrilla war in which up to half a million people are believed to have been killed. They will later use January 26 as the official date to avoid a coincidence of dates with Dictator Idi Amin's 1971 coup.
- Ernst Schnabel: Writer, dies at 72.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 25, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Stevie Wonder - Go Home
- Ready For The World - Digital Display
- Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
- Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
- Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
- Five Star - Let Me Be The One
- Starpoint - What You Been Missin'
- Evelyn "Champagne" King - Your Personal Touch
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 25If January 25, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 6 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 12 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?