March 21st, 1986, fell on a Friday. It was day 80 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since March 21st, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 21st, 1986:
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) is released.
Soccer: It is announced that Manchester United striker Mark Hughes will be joining Barcelona.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 21st, 1986:
United States: These Dreams - Heart
United Kingdom: Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Gung Ho" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is March 21st, 1986 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song These Dreams by Heart 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 Gung Ho 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "Only Fools and Horses", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "Sherlock Holmes". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "The Legend of Zelda".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Heathcliff", "Muppet Babies" and "Growing Pains". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Pound Puppies".
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 21st, 1986.
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 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
Basic facts and information about this date:
34 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since March 21st, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on March 21st, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
People born in 1986 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 511747200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 21st, 1986:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 21st, 1986?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 21st, 1986 was probably conceived around the 11th of June, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 21st, 1986 is the 29th of December, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 21st, 1986.
12,669 days have passed since this date.
1,094,601,600 seconds have passed since the March 21st, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,277,035,200 times.
Since March 21st, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 564,814,425,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,433,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,135,738 steps. That's about 41,838 miles!
Since this date, 13,135,219 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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