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August 23rd, 1986.

August 23rd, 1986, was a Saturday. It was day 235 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 23rd, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 1986.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Fly" was at the top of the box office on August 23rd, 1986.

Take me back to August 23rd, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 23rd, 1986 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Want To Wake Up With You by Boris Gardner is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Fly 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 "Dallas", "Miami Vice", "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and "MacGyver". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Super Mario Bros.", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "The Legend of Zelda".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse", "Inspector Gadget" and "Heathcliff". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big wheel (tricycle), Monchhichi / Chicaboo, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and Teddy Ruxpin.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 23rd, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 34 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 23rd, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 23rd, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 525135600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 23rd, 1986.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 1986, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 1986 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 23rd, 1986.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1986.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1986 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of August.

Weather on August 23rd, 1986.

Historical weather information for August 23rd, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 23rd, 1986.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 23rd, 1986 was most likely conceived around the 13th of November, 1985.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 1986 is close to the 2nd of June, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 23rd, 1986.

  • A total of 12,678 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,811 weeks have passed.
  • 1,095,379,200 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,277,942,400 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 565,215,667,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,563,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,202,611 steps. That's about 41,868 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,144,550 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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