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February 21st, 1986.

February 21st, 1986, was a Friday. It was day 52 of 1986. The decade was the Eighties.

36 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since February 21st, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on February 21st, 1986.

  • The Legend of Zelda is released.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1986.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 21st, 1986.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean
  • Burning Heart - Survivor
  • Kyrie - Mr. Mister
  • That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
Play the top singles from the year 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.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Down and Out in Beverly Hills".

Take me back to February 21st, 1986!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 21st, 1986, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 Down and Out in Beverly Hills 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 "Dallas", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show" and "MacGyver". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Donkey Kong", "Boulder Dash" and "Back to the Future".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock", "Snorks" and "Jem and the Holograms". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, Fischer Price cassette player, Space Lego and Teddy Ruxpin.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on February 21st, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 36 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since February 21st, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 21st, 1986 will be 36 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 509328000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around February 21st, 1986.

  • 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 21st, 1986
  • 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.
  • March 21st, 1986: Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) is released.
  • March 21st, 1986: Soccer: It is announced that Manchester United striker Mark Hughes will be joining Barcelona.
  • March 22nd, 1986: Soccer: Arsenal manager Don Howe resigns.
  • March 23rd, 1986: Soccer: Chelsea win the Full Members' Cup after a 5-4 win over Manchester City.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21st, 1986, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21st, 1986 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 21st, 1986.

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Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in February, 1986.

TV shows from February, 1986.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 21st, 1986.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1986.

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

The Wuzzles
The Wuzzles

She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

The Transformers
The Transformers

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Voltron
Voltron

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1986.

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

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in February of 1986.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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 you should check out February 21st, 1992 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 21st.

Kelsey Grammer

Actor.
Born on February 21st, 1955
He turned 31 on this day in 1986.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress.
Born on February 21st, 1979
She turned 7 on this day in 1986.

Elliot Page

Actor.
Born on February 21st, 1987
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Riyad Mahrez

Soccer player.
Born on February 21st, 1991
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on February 21st, 1986.

Historical weather information for February 21st, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 0 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.38cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -4.33 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1986.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1986.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 21st, 1986 was most likely conceived around May 31st, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21st, 1986 is close to November 14th, 1986.

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Stats for February 21st, 1986

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1986.

  • A total of 13,281 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,897 weeks have passed.
  • 1,147,474,800 seconds have passed since the February 21st, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,338,720,600 times.
  • Since February 21st, 1986, the Earth has travelled approximately 592,096,996,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,245,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,682,833 steps. That's about 43,859 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,769,698 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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