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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of May:
31st of May, 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is released in movie theaters.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of May, 1986.
12,161 days have passed since this date.
1,050,710,400 seconds have passed since the 31st of May, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,225,828,800 times.
Since the 31st of May, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 542,166,566,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,118,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,361,094 steps. That's about 40,160 miles!
Since this date, 12,608,525 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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