March 21st, 1986

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.


Music Singles

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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

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


Basic Facts

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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 21st, 1986, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 21st, 1986 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • 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.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of March:


Weather

Weather information for March 21st, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on 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.

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 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).

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.

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Videos

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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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