The 22nd of August, 1986, fell on a Friday. Day 234 of 1986. Decade: 1980s.
33 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since the 22nd of August, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 22nd of August, 1986:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) is released in movie theaters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 22nd of August, 1986:
United States: Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
United Kingdom: I Want To Wake Up With You - Boris Gardner
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Fly" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 22nd of August, 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.
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 was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1986 for her role in the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
"Platoon" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of August:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
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.
Super Mario Bros. - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 22nd of August, 1986.
12,232 days have passed since this date.
1,056,848,400 seconds have passed since the 22nd of August, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,232,989,800 times.
Since the 22nd of August, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 545,333,774,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,141,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,888,962 steps. That's about 40,395 miles!
Since this date, 12,682,181 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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