24th of May, 1986

The 24th of May, 1986, fell on a Saturday. Day 144 of 1986. Decade: 1980s.

34 years, 0 months and 3 days have passed since the 24th of May, 1986.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of May, 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 the 24th of May, 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.

  • 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.

    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

    "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.

  • Eurovision 1986

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 34 years, 0 months and 3 days have passed since the 24th of May, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of May, 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 517273200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of May, 1986:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of May, 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: The 24th of May, 1986 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 24th of May, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 24th of May, 1986.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of May, 1986 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of May, 1986 is the 3rd of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

24th of May

Events that have occurred on the 24th of May:

  • 24th of May, 1798: The Irish Rebellion begins.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Football: Ajax win the UEFA Champions League after a late 85th minute goal from Patrick Kluivert helps them secure a 1-0 victory against A.C. Milan.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 2006: Taylor Hicks wins the 5th season of American Idol.
  • 24th of May, 2007: 2007 Irish general election: Fianna Fail win 81 seats.
  • 24th of May, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The last episode of the television show "Law & Order" is aired. The series had been running for nearly 20 years.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The series finale of 24 is aired.
  • 24th of May, 2014: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are married in Florence, Italy.
  • 24th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 24th of May, 2016: Alisan Porter wins the tenth season of The Voice.
  • 24th of May, 2019: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of May, 1986.

  • 12,422 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,073,260,800 seconds have passed since the 24th of May, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,252,137,600 times.
  • Since the 24th of May, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 553,802,572,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 178,876,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,300,429 steps. That's about 41,022 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,879,130 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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