Wednesday November 26, 1986
US date format: 11/26/1986, UK date format: 26/11/1986
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 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 Kanae Ito and Konstadinos Filippidis.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi.
In UK Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From 'Top Gun') by Berlin was in the top 5 hits.
Crimes of the Heart, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gung Ho.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doraemon or King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 26, 1986?
- Mongolia: Independence Day
- Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
- Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
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- U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces that former Senator John Tower, former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft will serve as members of the Special Review Board looking into the Iran-Contra arms scandal (they became known as the Tower Commission). Reagan denies involvement in the scandal.
- Betico Croes: Arubian politician, dies in an accident...
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 26, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From 'Top Gun')
- Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Europe - The Final Countdown
- Mel & Kim - Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
- Swing Out Sister - Breakout
Top #10 R&B songs
- Freddie Jackson - Tasty Love
- Lionel Richie - Love Will Conquer All
- Jesse Johnson (Featuring Sly Stone) - Crazay
- Commodores - Goin' To The Bank
- One Way - Don't Think About It
- Ready For The World - Love You Down
- Chico DeBarge - Talk To Me
- Kool & The Gang - Victory
- Stacy Lattisaw - Nail It To The Wall
- Millie Jackson - Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love!
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