28th of January, 1986

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 28th of January, 1986, fell on a Tuesday.
  • On this exact date: The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 31 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since the 28th of January, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1986.
  • Day 28 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 28th of January, 1986 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 28th of January, 1986, will be 31 years of age.
  • American Format: 01-28-1986 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1986-01-28. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19860128" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 507254400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 28th of January, 1986:

  • United States: That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick & Friends
  • United Kingdom: The Sun Always Shines On Tv - A-Ha

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Color Purple" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 28th of January, 1986.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

Weather

Weather information for the 28th of January, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 7.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -13.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 28th of January, 1986.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 28th of January, 1986 was probably conceived around the 20th of April, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 28th of January, 1986 is the 7th of November, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 28th of January:

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power - Animated TV series.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Gauntlet - An arcade hack and slash game.
  • Super Mario Bros. - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Back to the Future - A video game version of the Back to the Future movie franchise is released on the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC.
  • The Way of the Exploding Fist - A fighting game that was released on the Commodore 64, the Spectrum and the Amstrad.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - An arcade rail shooter game that was released by Atari Games.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of January:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 28th of January, 1986. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 28th of January, 1986.

  • 11,619 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,003,881,600 seconds have passed since the 28th of January, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,171,195,200 times.
  • Since the 28th of January, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 518,002,905,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,313,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,333,818 steps. That's about 38,371 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,046,579 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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