July 12th, 1986, fell on a Saturday. It was day 193 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since July 12th, 1986.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 12th, 1986:
United States: Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
United Kingdom: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Karate Kid 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 12th, 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 Holding Back The Years by Simply Red is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Papa Don't Preach by Madonna is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Karate Kid 2 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Knots Landing", "Family Ties", "ThunderCats" and "The Golden Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Tetris" and "Gauntlet".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fraggle Rock", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "The Cosby Show" and "Pingu". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Sylvanian Families" and "Teddy Ruxpin".
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 July 12th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
34 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since July 12th, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 12th, 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 521506800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 12th, 1986:
June 20th, 1986: The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is released in movie theaters.
June 22nd, 1986: Hand of God: Diego Maradona scores his infamous handball goal against England.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 12th, 1986?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 12th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 2nd of October, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 12th, 1986 is the 21st of April, 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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 12th, 1986.
12,557 days have passed since this date.
1,084,928,400 seconds have passed since the July 12th, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,265,749,800 times.
Since July 12th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 559,823,054,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 180,821,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,303,842 steps. That's about 41,468 miles!
Since this date, 13,019,141 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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