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May 25th, 1986.

May 25th, 1986, was a Sunday. It was day 145 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years and 18 days have passed since May 25th, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on May 25th, 1986?

  • Hands Across America: 6.5 million people hold hands in a human chain.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 25th, 1986.

  • United States: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Top Gun" was at the top of the box office on May 25th, 1986.

Take me back to May 25th, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 25th, 1986 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1986 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Chicken Song by Spitting Image is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Top Gun 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "The Smurfs", "Punky Brewster" and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fraggle Rock", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "ThunderCats". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Dungeons & Dragons, Water Ring Toss and Teddy Ruxpin.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 25th, 1986.

  • Top Gun is playing at movie theaters.

    Top Gun is playing at movie theaters.

    During this time, the film "Top Gun" was showing at movie theaters.

  • Eurovision 1986.

    Eurovision 1986.

    The 1986 Eurovision song contest was held in Bergen, Norway. Belgium won the contest with the song "J'aime la vie" by Sandra Kim.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. 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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1986?

    Who were the best football players in 1986?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Corazon Aquino.

    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 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.

  • 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 the likes of 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 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 35 years and 18 days have passed since May 25th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 25th, 1986, will be 35 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 517359600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 25th, 1986.

  • April 26th, 1986: The Chernobyl disaster occurs.
  • April 27th, 1986: Chernobyl disaster: The evacuation of Pripyat begins.
  • April 28th, 1986: Moscow TV news announces that an accident has occurred at the power plant in Chernobyl.
  • April 29th, 1986: Hawaii crime: A serial killer nicknamed the "Honolulu Strangler" murders his last known victim, Linda Pesce.
  • May 3rd, 1986: Soccer: Liverpool win the First Division title after beating Chelsea 1-0.
  • May 4th, 1986: The Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, commits his last known murder.
  • May 7th, 1986: Football: Steaua Bucuresti win the European Cup after defeating Barcelona on penalties.
  • May 10th, 1986: Liverpool win the FA Cup final after they defeat Everton 3-1.
  • May 12th, 1986: The action film "Top Gun", starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 13th, 1986: Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Peter Shreeves.
  • May 14th, 1986: Soccer: George Graham becomes the new manager of Arsenal.
  • May 16th, 1986: The film "Top Gun" is released in movie theaters.
  • May 23rd, 1986: The film Cobra (1986), starring Chuck Norris, is released in cinemas.
  • May 23rd, 1986: Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) is released.
  • This date: May 25th, 1986
  • May 30th, 1986: Fashion designer Perry Ellis dies from AIDS.
  • May 31st, 1986: The 1986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico.
  • June 8th, 1986: The Boston Celtics win the 1986 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
  • June 10th, 1986: IRA member Patrick Joseph Magee is found guilty of the 1984 Brighton hotel bombing.
  • June 11th, 1986: The comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is released.
  • June 12th, 1986: UK politics: Derek Hatton is expelled from the Labour Party for belonging to the left-wing "Militant" faction.
  • June 19th, 1986: 22-year-old basketball player Len Bias dies from a cocaine overdose two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the NBA draft.
  • June 20th, 1986: The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 22nd, 1986: Burning Man begins as a bonfire ritual between friends.
  • June 22nd, 1986: Hand of God: Diego Maradona scores his infamous handball goal against England.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 25th, 1986, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 25th, 1986 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Kid's TV shows on May 25th, 1986.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1986.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 25th, 1992 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 25th of May.

  • May 25th, 1939: Ian McKellen (Actor) turned 47 on this day in 1986.
  • May 25th, 1963: Mike Myers (Actor) turned 23 on this day in 1986.
  • May 25th, 1976: Cillian Murphy (Actor) turned 10 on this day in 1986.
  • May 25th, 1985: Roman Reigns (Wrestler) turned 1 on this day in 1986.
  • May 25th, 1985: Demba Ba (Soccer player) turned 1 on this day in 1986.
  • May 25th, 1999: Molly-Mae Hague (Love Island contestant) was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Weather on May 25th, 1986.

Historical weather information for May 25th, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.78 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 25th, 1986.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 25th, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 25th, 1986 was most likely conceived around the 15th of August, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 25th, 1986 is close to the 4th of March, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 25th, 1986.

  • A total of 12,802 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,828 weeks have passed.
  • 1,106,092,800 seconds have passed since the May 25th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,290,441,600 times.
  • Since May 25th, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 570,743,884,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,348,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,123,981 steps. That's about 42,277 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,273,114 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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