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February 15th, 1986.

February 15th, 1986, was a Saturday. It was day 46 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since February 15th, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 15th, 1986.

  • United States: How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean
Play the top hits from 1986.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1986. Take a trip back to the days of Lionel Richie, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Berlin and Madonna.
The Color Purple

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Color Purple" was at the top of the box office on February 15th, 1986.

Take me back to February 15th, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 15th, 1986 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day of 1986 has just passed. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Len Bias, Cliff Burton, Gia Carangi and Liberace would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "The Smurfs", "The Transformers" and "Murder, She Wrote".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros." and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Smurfs", "Inspector Gadget" and "Muppet Babies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm) and the Commodore 64.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 15th, 1986.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.

  • 1986 in music.

    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.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1986?

    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 movies.

    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 football players 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.

  • Platoon.

    Platoon.

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

  • Corazon Aquino.

    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.

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

    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.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

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

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since February 15th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 15th, 1986, will be 35 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 508809600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 15th, 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 15th, 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.
  • February 28th, 1986: Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk is deported to Israel to stand trial for Nazi war crimes.
  • March 5th, 1986: New Kids on the Block release their debut single "Be My Girl".
  • March 11th, 1986: The NFL adopts Instant Replay.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 15th, 1986, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 15th, 1986 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from February, 1986.

  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cars in 1986.

1986 saw the introduction of cars such as the Acura Legend, the Ford Taurus, the Nissan Pintara, the Mercury Sable, the Dodge Shadow, the Cadillac Allanté and the Ford Festiva.

Cars in 1986.

Kid's TV shows on February 15th, 1986.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1986.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1986.

  • Laser Tag
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Gauntlet 1985

    Gauntlet
    An arcade hack and slash game.

  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985

    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
    Role-playing game.

  • Super Mario Bros. 1985

    Super Mario Bros.
    Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • Back to the Future 1985

    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 1985

    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 1985

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    An arcade rail shooter game that was released by Atari Games.

  • Boulder Dash 1985

    Boulder Dash
    Arcade game developed by Data East.

  • Tetris 1984

    Tetris
    Tile-matching puzzle video game.

  • Duck Hunt 1984

    Duck Hunt
    Light gun shooter game.

  • Mario Bros. 1983

    Mario Bros.
    Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

  • Donkey Kong 1981

    Donkey Kong
    Arcade game released by Nintendo.

  • Missile Command 1980

    Missile Command
    Arcade game developed by Atari.

  • Pac-Man 1980

    Pac-Man
    Maze arcade game.

  • Asteroids 1979

    Asteroids
    Space-themed shooter arcade game.

  • Space Invaders 1978

    Space Invaders
    Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1986.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 15th, 1992 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 15th.

Galileo Galilei

Scientist. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Robert Hansen

American serial killer. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1939
He turned 47 on this day in 1986.

Matt Groening

Cartoonist.
Born on February 15th, 1954
He turned 32 on this day in 1986.

Chris Farley

Actor. Deceased
Born on February 15th, 1964
He turned 22 on this day in 1986.

Sodapoppin

Twitch streamer.
Born on February 15th, 1994
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Weather on February 15th, 1986.

Historical weather information for February 15th, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 2.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 20.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.67 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 15th, 1986.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 15th, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 15th, 1986 was most likely conceived around the 8th of May, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 15th, 1986 is close to the 25th of November, 1986.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 15th, 1986.

  • A total of 13,033 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,861 weeks have passed.
  • 1,126,047,600 seconds have passed since the February 15th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,313,722,200 times.
  • Since February 15th, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 581,040,561,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 187,674,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,840,094 steps. That's about 43,040 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,512,571 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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