June 8th, 1986, fell on a Sunday. It was day 159 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since June 8th, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 8th, 1986:
The Boston Celtics win the 1986 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 8th, 1986:
United States: Live To Tell - Madonna
United Kingdom: Spirit In The Sky - Doctor & Medics
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.
Take Me Back!
The date is June 8th, 1986 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Live To Tell by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & Medics 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.
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. Currently, the 1986 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Mexico. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Love Boat", "Magnum, P.I.", "Cheers" and "The Golden Girls".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mario Bros.", "Gauntlet" and "The Legend of Zelda". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Inspector Gadget", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats", "Jem and the Holograms" and "Pingu". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "My Little Pony (figures)".
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 June 8th, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Mexico. The competition was won by Argentina after they defeated West Germany 3-2.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
34 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since June 8th, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 8th, 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 518569200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around June 8th, 1986:
May 10th, 1986: Liverpool win the FA Cup final after they defeat Everton 3-1.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 1986, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: June 8th, 1986 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
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.
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.
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.
"Pingu" - "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 8th of June:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 8th, 1986.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 8th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 29th of August, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1986 is the 18th of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 8th, 1986.
12,526 days have passed since this date.
1,082,246,400 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,262,620,800 times.
Since June 8th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 558,439,142,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 180,374,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,073,190 steps. That's about 41,366 miles!
Since this date, 12,986,957 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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