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June 24th, 1986.

June 24th, 1986, was a Tuesday. It was day 175 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since June 24th, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Born on June 24th, 1986.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Solange Knowles: Singer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 24th, 1986.

  • United States: On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
  • United Kingdom: The Edge Of Heaven - Wham

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Back to School" was at the top of the box office on June 24th, 1986.

Take me back to June 24th, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 24th, 1986 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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, The Edge Of Heaven by Wham 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. 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Charles in Charge", "The Equalizer" and "MacGyver". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", "Super Mario Bros." and "Gauntlet".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse" and "Muppet Babies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, the Commodore 64, Transformers and Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards).

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 June 24th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 34 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since June 24th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 24th, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 519951600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 24th, 1986.

  • 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 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.
  • This date: June 24th, 1986
  • June 28th, 1986: British pop duo "Wham!" play their final concert together before saying goodbye to their fans.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 24th, 1986, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually .
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: June 24th, 1986 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on June 24th, 1986.

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

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.
  • 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, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 24th of June.

  • June 24th, 1947: Mick Fleetwood (British musician) turned 39 on this day in 1986.
  • June 24th, 1987: Lionel Messi (Argentine Soccer player) was born exactly one year after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of June.

  • St. John's Day

Weather on June 24th, 1986.

Historical weather information for June 24th, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 24th, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 24th, 1986.

  • A total of 12,735 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,819 weeks have passed.
  • 1,100,304,000 seconds have passed since the June 24th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,283,688,000 times.
  • Since June 24th, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 567,756,864,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 183,384,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,626,144 steps. That's about 42,056 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,203,648 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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