February 12th, 1986

February 12th, 1986, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 43 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since February 12th, 1986.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 12th, 1986:

  • United States: How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is February 12th, 1986 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song How Will I Know by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going by Billy Ocean is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Color Purple is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Trapper John, M.D.", "Knots Landing", "The Smurfs" and "Knight Rider". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong" and "The Way of the Exploding Fist". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Diff'rent Strokes", "ThunderCats" and "Growing Pains".

Popular toys include the likes of "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo" and "Transformers".


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 February 12th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since February 12th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 12th, 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 508550400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 12th, 1986:

  • 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, killing all crew members onboard.
  • January 29th, 1986: Soccer: Terry Gibson joins Manchester United.
  • February 8th, 1986: 23 people are killed when a passenger train collides with a freight train near Hinton in Alberta, Canada.
  • This date: February 12th, 1986
  • February 21st, 1986: The Legend of Zelda is released.
  • February 28th, 1986: The romantic comedy film "Pretty in Pink" is released in movie theaters.
  • February 28th, 1986: Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is shot dead while walking home from a movie theater with his wife in Stockholm.
  • March 5th, 1986: New Kids on the Block release their debut single "Be My Girl".
  • March 11th, 1986: The NFL adopts Instant Replay.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12th, 1986, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12th, 1986 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 12th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 12th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 3.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 15.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on February 12th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 12th, 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 February 12th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 5th of May, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12th, 1986 is the 22nd of November, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 12th, 1986.

  • 12,849 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,110,150,000 seconds have passed since the February 12th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,295,175,000 times.
  • Since February 12th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 572,837,400,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 185,025,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,472,900 steps. That's about 42,432 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,321,800 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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