July 15th, 1986

July 15th, 1986, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 196 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 9 months and 7 days have passed since July 15th, 1986.



Fictional Date

July 15th, 1986 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • The Sopranos: A.J. Soprano is born.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1986:

  • United States: Invisible Touch - Genesis
  • United Kingdom: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

Movie Box Office

Which 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 15th, 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 Invisible Touch by Genesis 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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", "Duck Hunt" and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fraggle Rock", "Muppet Babies" and "The Cosby Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Commodore 64" and "Pound Puppies".


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 15th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 34 years, 9 months and 7 days have passed since July 15th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 15th, 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 521766000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 15th, 1986:

  • 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 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.
  • This date: July 15th, 1986
  • July 18th, 1986: The film Aliens (1986) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 30th, 1986: Flight of the Navigator (1986) is released.
  • August 1st, 1986: The horror movie Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) is released.
  • August 2nd, 1986: American lawyer Roy Cohn passes away due to complications from AIDS.
  • August 8th, 1986: The film Stand by Me (1986) is released.
  • August 8th, 1986: The Transformers: The Movie (1986) is released.
  • August 14th, 1986: 14-year-old Jeremy Bright goes missing in Myrtle Point, Oregon.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 15th, 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 Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 15th, 1986 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

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.
  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 15th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 15th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 23.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 23.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 15th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 15th, 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 July 15th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 5th of October, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 1986 is the 24th of April, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 1986.

  • 12,700 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,097,280,000 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,280,160,000 times.
  • Since July 15th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 566,196,480,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,880,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,366,080 steps. That's about 41,940 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,167,360 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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