January 4th, 1986

January 4th, 1986, fell on a Saturday. It was day 4 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since January 4th, 1986.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 4th, 1986:

  • Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott dies.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1986:

  • United States: Say You Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Rocky IV" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 4th, 1986 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rocky IV is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. Because it's 1986, the radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Falco, Madonna, the Pet Shop Boys, Berlin, Whitney Houston, Dionne and Huey Lewis and the News.

In fashion, women are currently wearing sweater dresses, short skirts, small shoulder pads, animal print, long full wool coats and bulky sweaters. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, sweatshirts, Nike Air Jordan shoes and denim. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Who's the Boss?". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Donkey Kong", "Tetris", "Back to the Future" and "Gauntlet".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Smurfs", "The Cosby Show" and "Growing Pains". Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Pogo ball / Lolo ball" and "Sylvanian Families".


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 January 4th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dionne Warwick - "That's What Friends Are For"

    "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick would go on to win a Grammy for 1986's Song of the Year.

  • Platoon

    "Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.

  • Who were the best football players in 1986?

    In 1986, the best soccer players were Igor Belanov, Diego Maradona, Gary Lineker, Emilio Butragueño, Manuel Amoros, Preben Elkjær Larsen, Ian Rush, Oleksandr Zavarov, Helmuth Duckadam, Marco van Basten and Alessandro Altobelli.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1986?

    The best NBA players in 1986 were Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Isiah Thomas.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since January 4th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1986, will be 35 years of age.
  • People born in 1986 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 505180800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1986:

  • December 16th, 1985: American Mafia boss Paul Castellano is shot to death outside of Sparks Steak House in Manhattan.
  • December 27th, 1985: American primatologist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda.
  • December 27th, 1985: 19 people are killed in the Rome and Vienna airport attacks.
  • This date: January 4th, 1986
  • January 11th, 1986: The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, is opened.
  • January 20th, 1986: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a US federal holiday for the first time.
  • January 26th, 1986: Super Bowl XX: The Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots by 46-10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • January 28th, 1986: The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch.
  • January 29th, 1986: Soccer: Terry Gibson joins Manchester United.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1986, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 1986 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.

1986 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1986.

  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Growing Pains
  • The Care Bears
  • ThunderCats
  • Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Transformers
  • Muppet Babies
  • Heathcliff
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Cockleshell Bay
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show

1986 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1986:

  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

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

  • Gauntlet - An arcade hack and slash game.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing 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.
  • Boulder Dash - Arcade game developed by Data East.
  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
  • Mario Bros. - Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 4th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 22.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 4th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1986?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1986 is the 14th of October, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1986.

  • 12,807 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,106,524,800 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,290,945,600 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 570,966,796,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,420,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,161,133 steps. That's about 42,294 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,278,298 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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