May 23rd, 1986, fell on a Friday. Day 143 of 1986. Decade: 1980s.
34 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 23rd, 1986:
The film Cobra (1986), starring Chuck Norris, is released in cinemas.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1986:
United States: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
United Kingdom: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Top Gun" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 23rd, 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, 0 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 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 517186800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 1986:
June 8th, 1986: The Boston Celtics win the 1986 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
June 11th, 1986: The comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is released.
June 20th, 1986: The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is released in movie theaters.
June 22nd, 1986: Hand of God: Diego Maradona scores his infamous handball goal against England.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 1986, will have the star sign Gemini.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 1986 falls under the Deer.
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 23rd of May:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1986.
12,433 days have passed since this date.
1,074,211,200 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,253,246,400 times.
Since May 23rd, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 554,292,979,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,035,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,382,163 steps. That's about 41,059 miles!
Since this date, 12,890,534 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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