May 7th, 1986, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 127 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since May 7th, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 7th, 1986:
Football: Steaua Bucuresti win the European Cup after defeating Barcelona on penalties.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 7th, 1986:
United States: West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
United Kingdom: Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 7th, 1986 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1986 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Rock Me Amadeus by Falco is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling is at the top of the Box Office. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Dallas", "The Smurfs" and "The Transformers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Inspector Gadget", "Fraggle Rock" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "My Little Pony (figures)" and "Sylvanian Families".
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 May 7th, 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.
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 was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1986 for her role in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
"Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
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.
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.
The 1986 Eurovision song contest is held in Bergen, Norway. Belgium win the contest with the song "J'aime la vie" by Sandra Kim.
Basic facts and information about this date:
34 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since May 7th, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 7th, 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 515804400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 7th, 1986:
April 7th, 1986: WrestleMania 2: Mr. T and Rowdy Roddy Piper face each other in a boxing match.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 7th, 1986, will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: May 7th, 1986 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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.
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.
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:
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of May:
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 May 7th, 1986.
12,487 days have passed since this date.
1,078,876,800 seconds have passed since the May 7th, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,258,689,600 times.
Since May 7th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 556,700,428,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,812,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,783,405 steps. That's about 41,237 miles!
Since this date, 12,946,522 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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