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August 22, 1986

August 22, 1986, was a Friday. It was 37 years, 7 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 22, 1986:

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) is released in movie theaters.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 22, 1986:

  • United States: "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
  • United Kingdom: "I Want To Wake Up With You" by Boris Gardner

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 22, 1986

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
  • Glory Of Love (Theme From "The Karate Kid Part II") - Peter Cetera
  • Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
  • Higher Love - Steve Winwood
  • We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
Play the top songs from 1986
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1986. Take a trip back to the days of Lionel Richie, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Berlin and Madonna.
The Fly

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Fly".

Facts

This date was 13,750 days ago. Approximately 458 months have passed. It was the 234th day of 1986, in week 34. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 153 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 22, 1986

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, August 22, 1986. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1986 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Want To Wake Up With You" by Boris Gardner is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie The Fly is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "The Facts of Life", "Sherlock Holmes", and "Moonlighting". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Donkey Kong", "Boulder Dash", and "Super Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Voltron", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats", "The Wuzzles", and "Jem and the Holograms". Popular toys at the moment include Lite-Brite, Water Ring Toss, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, and Space Lego.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 22, 1986.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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.
  • 1986 in music.

    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.
  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1986?

    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 movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.
  • Platoon.

    Platoon

    The war film "Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
  • Corazon Aquino.

    Corazon Aquino

    Corazon Aquino was named Time Person of the Year in 1986 for her role in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • Dionne Warwick - "That's What Friends Are For"

    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.
  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System

    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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became 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.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War

    Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 22, 1986.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 22, 1986.

  • July 30, 1986: Flight of the Navigator (1986) is released.
  • August 1, 1986: The horror movie Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) is released.
  • August 2, 1986: American lawyer Roy Cohn passes away due to complications from AIDS.
  • August 6, 1986: A record-breaking 13 inches of rain falls on Sydney, Australia in one day.
  • August 8, 1986:
    • The film "Stand by Me" is released in movie theaters.
    • The Transformers: The Movie (1986) is released.
  • August 14, 1986: 14-year-old Jeremy Bright goes missing in Myrtle Point, Oregon.
  • August 15, 1986:
    • Manhunter (1986) is released in cinemas.
    • The Fly (1986) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 17, 1986: Hurricane Charley hits the United States.
  • August 18, 1986: Bon Jovi release their album "Slippery When Wet".
  • August 20, 1986: Postal worker Patrick Sherrill kills 14 of his coworkers during a shooting spree at a post office in Edmond, Oklahoma. The tragic event inspires the phrase "Going postal".
  • August 21, 1986: Lake Nyos disaster: 1,746 people are killed after a limnic eruption occurs at Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon.
  • This date: August 22, 1986
  • August 25, 1986: Hurricane Charley hits Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • September 5, 1986:
    • "Money for Nothing" by the Dire Straits wins Video of the Year at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • Pan Am Flight 73 is hijacked with 358 people on board.
  • September 6, 1986:
    • 22 people are killed after a Palestinian militant opens fire on the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey.
    • NHL player Mark Messier leaves the scene of an accident after he hits three parked cars with his black Turbo Porsche.
  • September 7, 1986: Five people die after a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla organisation called the FPMR attempts to assassinate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in a rocket attack.
  • September 8, 1986: The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts on television.
  • September 16, 1986: The BTK killer murders 28-year-old Vicki Lynn Wegerle in Wichita.
  • September 17, 1986: Seven people are killed after members of the CSPPA throw a bomb onto a shopping street at rue de Rennes in Paris.
  • September 19, 1986: It is announced that 6,000 AIDS patients will be offered an experimental drug called AZT.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 22, 1986, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 22, 1986 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1986

People in August 1986 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from August 1986.

MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

Cars in 1986

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.

Cars in 1986.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 22, 1986

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1986:

Pingu
Pingu
Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
The Wuzzles
The Wuzzles
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power
ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1986

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Laser Tag
Laser Tag
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Transformers
Transformers
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 1986.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
Gauntlet 1985
Gauntlet
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Super Mario Bros. 1985
Super Mario Bros.
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids

Were you born on August 22, 1986?

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 22, 1992, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 22.

David Chase

David Chase

Screenwriter
Born on August 22, 1945
He turned 41 on this day in 1986.

GZA

GZA

Wu-Tang Clan member
Born on August 22, 1966
He turned 20 on this day in 1986.

Layne Staley

Layne Staley

Musician Deceased
Born on August 22, 1967
He turned 19 on this day in 1986.

Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell

Actor
Born on August 22, 1967
He turned 19 on this day in 1986.

Howie Dorough

Howie Dorough

Backstreet Boys
Born on August 22, 1973
He turned 13 on this day in 1986.

James Corden

James Corden

Actor / Comedian
Born on August 22, 1978
He turned 8 on this day in 1986.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Singer
Born on August 22, 1995
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on August 22:

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 22, 1986.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 22, 1986 was most likely conceived around November 29, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 22, 1986 is close to May 15, 1987.

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Stats for August 22, 1986

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 22, 1986:

  • 13,750 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,964 weeks have passed.
  • 1,188,000,000 seconds have passed since August 22, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,386,000,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 613,008,000,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 198,000,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 102,168,000 steps. That's roughly 45,408 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,256,000 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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