June 21st, 1986

June 21st, 1986, fell on a Saturday. It was day 172 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since June 21st, 1986.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 21st, 1986:

  • United States: On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
  • United Kingdom: Spirit In The Sky - Doctor & Medics

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Back to School" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 21st, 1986 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald 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 Back to School 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. Currently, the 1986 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Mexico. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Trapper John, M.D.", "Knight Rider", "Punky Brewster" and "Miami Vice".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "The Legend of Zelda". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Cockleshell Bay", "Heathcliff", "Muppet Babies" and "Pingu". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Speak & Spell", "Transformers" and "Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)".


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 21st, 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.

  • 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.

    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

    "Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 34 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since June 21st, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 21st, 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 519692400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 21st, 1986:

  • 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.
  • May 25th, 1986: Hands Across America: 6.5 million people hold hands in a human chain.
  • 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 11th, 1986: The comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is released.
  • 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.
  • June 29th, 1986: Argentina wins the World Cup.
  • June 30th, 1986: Madonna releases her album "True Blue".
  • July 1st, 1986: Soccer: Everton striker Gary Lineker joins Barcelona.
  • July 2nd, 1986: Big Trouble in Little China (1986) is released.
  • July 2nd, 1986: Basil, the Great Mouse Detective (1986) is released in cinemas.
  • July 2nd, 1986: Soccer: Liverpool striker Ian Rush joins Juventus.
  • July 5th, 1986: Queen headline at Slane.
  • July 18th, 1986: The film Aliens (1986) is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 21st, 1986, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 21st, 1986 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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.
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video 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.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of June:


Weather

Weather information for June 21st, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.56 degrees Celsius. There was thunder.

US President

Who was the US President on June 21st, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 21st, 1986?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 21st, 1986 was probably conceived around the 11th of September, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 21st, 1986 is the 31st of March, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 21st, 1986.

  • 12,631 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,091,322,000 seconds have passed since the June 21st, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,273,209,000 times.
  • Since June 21st, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 563,122,152,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,887,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,853,692 steps. That's about 41,713 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,095,864 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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