Sunday October 26, 1986
US date format: 10/26/1986, UK date format: 26/10/1986
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Schoolboy Q and Ibor Bakar.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper.
In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Nobody's Fool, directed by Evelyn Purcell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back or Championship Sprint.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 26, 1986?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
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- Into the Light closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
- The International World Day of Prayer is held in Assisi, Italy.
- World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.
- The Big Bang in the London Stock Exchange abolishes fixed commission charges, paving the way for electronic trading.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 1986?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
- Cameo - Word Up
- Howard Hewett - I'm For Real
- Tina Turner - Typical Male
- Melba Moore (Duet With Freddie Jackson) - A Little Bit More
- The Temptations - Lady Soul
- Five Star - Can't Wait Another Minute
- Freddie Jackson - Tasty Love
- The Human League - Human
- Stacy Lattisaw - Nail It To The Wall
Sport Games on October 26, 1986
- Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 7 - 14
- Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 9 - 30
- Cleveland Browns - Minnesota Vikings : 23 - 20
- Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 7 - 13
- Los Angeles Raiders - Houston Oilers : 28 - 17
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Days to next October 26If October 26, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 10 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 8 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?