March 5th, 1986

March 5th, 1986, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 64 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since March 5th, 1986.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 5th, 1986:

  • New Kids on the Block release their debut single "Be My Girl".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 5th, 1986:

  • United States: Kyrie - Mr. Mister
  • United Kingdom: Chain Reaction - Diana Ross

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is March 5th, 1986 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song Kyrie by Mr. Mister is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Chain Reaction by Diana Ross 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "The Cosby Show" and "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Missile Command", "Back to the Future" and "Super Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Smurfs", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "Muppet Babies".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "My Little Pony (figures)" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".


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 March 5th, 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, 1 months and 12 days have passed since March 5th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 5th, 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 510364800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 5th, 1986:

  • February 8th, 1986: 23 people are killed when a passenger train collides with a freight train near Hinton in Alberta, Canada.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 5th, 1986
  • 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.
  • March 27th, 1986: A car bomb explodes outside of Russell Street Police Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.
  • April 1st, 1986: The New Kids on the Block release their debut album.
  • April 2nd, 1986: 4 people, including a baby, are killed after a bomb explodes on TWA Flight 840 over Greece.
  • April 2nd, 1986: Alabama Governor and former segregationist George Wallace announces that he will be retiring.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 5th, 1986, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 5th, 1986 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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.

  • The Legend of Zelda - An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 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.
  • 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 5th of March:


Weather

Weather information for March 5th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on March 5th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 5th, 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 March 5th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 26th of May, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 5th, 1986 is the 13th of December, 1986. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 5th, 1986.

  • 12,828 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,108,335,600 seconds have passed since the March 5th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,293,058,200 times.
  • Since March 5th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 571,901,169,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,722,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,316,862 steps. That's about 42,363 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,300,027 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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