August 15th, 1986, was a Friday. It was day 227 of 1986. The decade was the Eighties.
36 years, 7 months and 8 days have passed since August 15th, 1986.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Notable events that occurred on August 15th, 1986.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1986.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Aliens" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is August 15th, 1986, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Papa Don't Preach by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Lady In Red by Chris de Burgh is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Aliens 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Cliff Burton, Gia Carangi, Liberace and Andy Warhol would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "Punky Brewster" and "The Transformers".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Snorks", "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", "Growing Pains" and "Pingu". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm) and Turnin' Turbo Dashboard.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 15th, 1986.
In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.
Popular music artists in 1986 included Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Klymaxx, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Survivor, Mr. Mister, Robert Palmer and Atlantic Starr.
From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
The best NBA players in 1986 were Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Isiah Thomas.
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.
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.
The war film "Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
Corazon Aquino was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1986 for her role in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick would go on to win a Grammy for 1986's Song of the Year.
During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
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.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Television shows that people were watching in August, 1986.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.
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.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
1986 saw the introduction of cars such as the Acura Legend, the Ford Taurus, the Nissan Pintara, the Mercury Sable, the Dodge Shadow, the Cadillac Allanté and the Ford Festiva.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1986.
Jem and the Holograms
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1986.
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1986.
The Legend of Zelda
An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
An arcade hack and slash game.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Super Mario Bros.
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
Shooter arcade game.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1986.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 15th, 1992, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 15th.
Emperor of France. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1769
He was not alive on this date.
Colombian drug lord.
Born on August 15th, 1943
He turned 43 on this day in 1986.
Polish fashion model. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1972
She turned 14 on this day in 1986.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August.
Historical weather information for August 15th, 1986.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1986.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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