September 30, 1986

September 30, 1986, was a Tuesday. It was 37 years, 6 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.


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Song charts

Popular songs

On September 30, 1986, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis & the News
  • United Kingdom: "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Communards

The music charts on September 30, 1986

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
  • Friends And Lovers - Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring
  • Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
  • Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.
  • Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger
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.
Top Gun

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Top Gun".


This date was 13,713 days ago. Approximately 457 months have passed. It was the 273rd day of 1986, in week 40. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 152 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 30, 1986

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Tuesday, September 30, 1986. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis & the News is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Communards is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Top Gun 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 Gia Carangi, Liberace, Andy Warhol, and Fred Astaire would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dynasty", "Hill Street Blues", "Cheers", and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Tetris", and "The Legend of Zelda".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Jem and the Holograms", "SilverHawks", and "Popples". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Dungeons & Dragons, Fischer Price cassette player, and Teddy Ruxpin.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 30, 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.


    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 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 September 30, 1986.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 30, 1986.

  • 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.
  • September 24, 1986: The Name of the Rose (1986) is released.
  • September 26, 1986: Crocodile Dundee (1986) is released in cinemas.
  • September 27, 1986: Metallica bassist Cliff Burton dies in a bus crash while on tour in Sweden.
  • September 29, 1986: Ireland: The first episode of The Den is aired.
  • This date: September 30, 1986
  • October 9, 1986:
    • Retired Austrian film director Harald Reinl is stabbed to death by his wife in Tenerife.
    • The Phantom of the Opera premieres for the first time in London.
  • October 21, 1986: American writer Edward Tracy is kidnapped in Lebanon.
  • October 23, 1986: 13-year-old Philip Cairns goes missing in Dublin, Ireland.
  • October 26, 1986: UK politics: Jeffrey Archer steps down as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party following newspaper reports that he tried to pay an escort to go abroad in order to avoid a scandal.
  • October 27, 1986: US President Ronald Reagan suspends construction of the US embassy in Moscow after listening devices are found in the building.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 30, 1986, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: September 30, 1986 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1986

In September 1986, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from September 1986.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
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

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 September 30, 1986

If you were a kid on September 30, 1986, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids
Jem and the Holograms
Jem and the Holograms
Growing Pains
Growing Pains

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
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 September 1986.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
Gauntlet 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Asteroids 1979
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on September 30, 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 September 30, 1992, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 30.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Author Deceased
Born on September 30, 1924
He was not alive on this date.

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

Born on September 30, 1935
He turned 51 on this day in 1986.

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan

Musician Deceased
Born on September 30, 1947
He was not alive on this date.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh

Fashion designer Deceased
Born on September 30, 1980
He turned 6 on this day in 1986.

Kieran Culkin

Kieran Culkin

Born on September 30, 1982
He turned 4 on this day in 1986.

T Pain

T Pain

Born on September 30, 1985
He turned 1 on this day in 1986.

Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler

American dancer
Born on September 30, 2002
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey

Born on September 30, 2003
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 30, 1986.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 30, 1986 was most likely conceived around January 7, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30, 1986 is close to June 23, 1987.

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Stats for September 30, 1986


Here are some interesting statistics about September 30, 1986:

  • 13,713 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,959 weeks have passed.
  • 1,184,803,200 seconds have passed since September 30, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,382,270,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 611,358,451,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,467,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 101,893,075 steps. That's roughly 45,286 miles.
  • 14,217,638 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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