October 21st, 1986, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 294 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
33 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since October 21st, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 21st, 1986:
American writer Edward Tracy is kidnapped in Lebanon.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 21st, 1986:
United States: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
United Kingdom: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Top Gun" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 21st, 1986 and it's a Tuesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song True Colors by Cyndi Lauper is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Every Loser Wins by Nick Berry is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Top Gun is at the top of the Box Office. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Kate & Allie", "The Transformers" and "Who's the Boss?". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", "Tetris" and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "The Cosby Show", "The Care Bears" and "Growing Pains".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Teddy Ruxpin" and "Fluppy Dogs".
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 October 21st, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
33 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since October 21st, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 21st, 1986, will be 33 years of age.
People born in 1986 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 530233200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 21st, 1986:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 21st, 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).
Native American Zodiac: October 21st, 1986 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
ALF - About an alien called ALF.
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.
1986 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1986.
"ALF" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "SilverHawks" - "The Flintstone Kids" - "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"
1986 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1986:
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of October:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 21st, 1986.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 21st, 1986 was probably conceived around the 11th of January, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 21st, 1986 is the 31st of July, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
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.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 21st, 1986.
12,314 days have passed since this date.
1,063,929,600 seconds have passed since the October 21st, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,241,251,200 times.
Since October 21st, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 548,987,673,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 177,321,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 91,497,946 steps. That's about 40,666 miles!
Since this date, 12,767,155 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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