Sunday January 26, 1986

US date format: 1/26/1986, UK date format: 26/1/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on January 26, 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 Eléonore Boccara and Shantelle Malawski. 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 Howard the Duck or Infiltrator.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1986, at January 26 across the years or at January 1986 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
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Events

  • Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat New England Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana; Most Valuable Player: Richard Dent, Defensive End.
  • Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic.
  • Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ.

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Movies

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States of America

Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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

Country: United States of America

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

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

Sport Games on January 26, 1986

Sport Games on January 26, 1986


NFL

American Football
  • New England Patriots - Chicago Bears : 10 - 46
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TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

How old am I?

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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?

Dead Zone (video game)

Dead Zone (video game)

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SunSoft

Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 MSX Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Infiltrator

Infiltrator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: U.S. Gold, Mindscape

Hottāman no Chitei Tanken

Hottāman no Chitei Tanken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Use

Kane

Kane

Platform: Acorn Electron Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Commodore 16/Plus/4 Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 26, 1986?

On January 26, 1986 several famous people were born including, Eléonore Boccara, Hero, Shantelle Malawski.

What was the number one song in January 26, 1986?

The number one song in the week of January 26, 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 26, 1986?

The top hits on January 26, 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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