Wednesday 31 December 1986, NewYear’s Eve
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bronson Pelletier and Nate Freiman.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles.
In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits.
Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986
while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dokugan-ryu Masamune.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alex Kidd in Miracle World or Dynamite Dan II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:31 December
- Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
- Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
- WIS-AM in Columbia SC changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)
- A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140.
- The National park passport stamps program begins.
- The Council on Competitiveness was founded
- Average per capita income in Japan exceeds that in the USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1986 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
- Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
- Duran Duran - Notorious
- Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
- Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
- Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
- Janet Jackson - Control
- War (Live) - Bruce Springsteen
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
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