31st of May, 1986

The 31st of May, 1986, fell on a Saturday. Day 151 of 1986. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 31st of May, 1986:

  • The 1986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of May, 1986:

  • United States: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Cobra" 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 31st of May, 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.

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals and pumps were popular footwear in the mid 80s. Fashion become more colorful during this period. Popular clothing included long wool coats, long and bulky sweaters, jumpsuits, large scarves, beanies, leather gloves, long flared skirts, slim miniskirts, slightly tapered pants and stirrup pants.

  • Corazon Aquino.

    Corazon Aquino was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1986 for her role in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

  • 1986 in movies.

    Movies released in 1986 included Top Gun, Crocodile Dundee, Stand by Me, The Karate Kid Part II, Platoon, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Fly, Back to School, Aliens, The Golden Child, An American Tail, Ruthless People and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

  • 1986 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1986 included Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Klymaxx, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Survivor, Mr. Mister, Robert Palmer and Atlantic Starr.

  • Eurovision 1986

    The 1986 Eurovision song contest is held in Bergen, Norway. Belgium win the contest with the song "J'aime la vie" by Sandra Kim.

  • 1986 FIFA World Cup

    The 1986 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Mexico. The competition was won by Argentina after they defeated West Germany 3-2.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 33 years, 5 months and 18 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1986, will be 33 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 517878000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 31st of May, 1986:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1986, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 31st of May, 1986 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Weather

Weather information for the 31st of May, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 68.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 20 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 31st of May, 1986.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of May, 1986 was probably conceived around the 21st of August, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of May, 1986 is the 10th of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

31st of May

Events that have occurred on the 31st of May:

  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 31st of May, 2005: Watergate scandal: FBI Associate Director Mark Felt is revealed to be "Deep Throat".
  • 31st of May, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • 31st of May, 2010: The flotilla incident occurs when 13 Israeli soldiers raid a flotilla that is headed for Gaza. 9 activists are killed
  • 31st of May, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The Fugees release their song Killing Me Softly with His Song.
  • 31st of May, 2002: The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
  • 31st of May, 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is released in movie theaters.

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.

  • The Legend of Zelda - An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of May, 1986.

  • 12,222 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,055,984,400 seconds have passed since the 31st of May, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,231,981,800 times.
  • Since the 31st of May, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 544,887,950,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,997,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,814,658 steps. That's about 40,362 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,671,813 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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