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March 30, 1986

March 30, 1986, was a Sunday. It was 37 years, 11 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on March 30, 1986

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On March 30, 1986, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
  • United Kingdom: "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard & Young Ones

The music charts on March 30, 1986

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
  • These Dreams - Heart
  • Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
  • R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock) - John Mellencamp
  • Kiss - Prince And The Revolution
Play the top songs 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.
Gung Ho

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Gung Ho".

Facts

This date was 13,855 days ago. Approximately 462 months have passed. It was the 89th day of 1986, in week 13. The decade was the eighties. Daylight saving time (DST) started in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the European Union on March 30, 1986, as the clocks went forward by one hour. People born on this day are currently 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 154 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 30, 1986

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Sunday, March 30, 1986. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. In America, the song "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco is at the top of the singles charts, while "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard & Young Ones is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Gung Ho is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Family Ties", "The Golden Girls", and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", and "Super Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock", and "Adventures of the Gummi Bears". Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), and Pound Puppies.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 30, 1986.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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 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 became 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 30, 1986.

  • February 28, 1986:
    • The romantic comedy film "Pretty in Pink" is released in movie theaters.
    • Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is shot dead while walking home from a movie theater with his wife in Stockholm.
    • Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk is deported to Israel to stand trial for Nazi war crimes.
  • March 5, 1986: New Kids on the Block release their debut single "Be My Girl".
  • March 7, 1986: Challenger disaster: Air Force divers locate the crew cabin of the space shuttle Challenger at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • March 11, 1986: The NFL adopts Instant Replay.
  • March 21, 1986:
    • Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) is released.
    • Soccer: It is announced that Manchester United striker Mark Hughes will be joining Barcelona.
  • March 22, 1986: Soccer: Arsenal manager Don Howe resigns.
  • March 23, 1986: Soccer: Chelsea win the Full Members' Cup after a 5-4 win over Manchester City.
  • March 27, 1986: A car bomb explodes outside of Russell Street Police Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.
  • This date: March 30, 1986
  • April 1, 1986: The New Kids on the Block release their debut album.
  • April 2, 1986:
    • 4 people, including a baby, are killed after a bomb explodes on TWA Flight 840 over Greece.
    • Alabama Governor and former segregationist George Wallace announces that he will be retiring.
  • April 5, 1986: 3 people are killed after a bomb explodes at a disco in West Berlin.
  • April 6, 1986: 9-year-old Anthonette Cayedito goes missing in Gallup, New Mexico.
  • April 7, 1986: WrestleMania 2: Mr. T and Rowdy Roddy Piper face each other in a boxing match.
  • April 11, 1986: The horror movie Critters (1986) is released.
  • April 15, 1986: The United States bombing of Libya begins.
  • April 26, 1986: The Chernobyl disaster occurs.
  • April 27, 1986: Chernobyl disaster: The evacuation of Pripyat begins.
  • April 28, 1986: Moscow TV news announces that an accident has occurred at the power plant in Chernobyl.
  • April 29, 1986: Hawaii crime: A serial killer nicknamed the "Honolulu Strangler" murders his last known victim, Linda Pesce.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 30, 1986, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 30, 1986 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1986

In March 1986, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 1986.

MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Dallas
Dallas

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 March 30, 1986

If you were a kid on March 30, 1986, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care 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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The 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
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1986.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
Gauntlet 1985
Gauntlet
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros.
Back to the Future 1985
Back to the Future
The Way of the Exploding Fist 1985
The Way of the Exploding Fist
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on March 30, 1986?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 30, 1992, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 30.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Artist Deceased
Born on March 30, 1853
He was not alive on this date.

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

Rapper
Born on March 30, 1962
He turned 24 on this day in 1986.

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Broadcaster
Born on March 30, 1965
He turned 21 on this day in 1986.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Singer
Born on March 30, 1968
She turned 18 on this day in 1986.

DJ AM

DJ AM

American disk jockey Deceased
Born on March 30, 1973
He turned 13 on this day in 1986.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 30, 1986.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 30, 1986 was most likely conceived around July 7, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 30, 1986 is close to December 21, 1986.

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Stats for March 30, 1986

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 30, 1986:

  • 13,855 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,979 weeks have passed.
  • 1,197,075,600 seconds have passed since March 30, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,396,588,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 617,691,009,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,512,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 102,948,502 steps. That's roughly 45,755 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,364,907 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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