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October 24th, 1986.

October 24th, 1986, was a Friday. It was day 297 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since October 24th, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on October 24th, 1986.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 24th, 1986.

  • United States: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
  • United Kingdom: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 24th, 1986.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
  • Typical Male - Tina Turner
  • True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
  • Throwing It All Away - Genesis
  • Heartbeat - Don Johnson
Play the top hits 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "Top Gun" was at the top of the box office on October 24th, 1986.

Take me back to October 24th, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 24th, 1986 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 1986 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.

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.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Gia Carangi, Liberace, Andy Warhol and Fred Astaire would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Love Boat", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Kate & Allie" and "The Transformers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros." and "Duck Hunt".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Commodore 64, Pound Puppies, Teddy Ruxpin and Fluppy Dogs.

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 October 24th, 1986.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. 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.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Platoon.

    Platoon.

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

  • Corazon Aquino.

    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.

  • 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 the likes of 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 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 35 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since October 24th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 24th, 1986, will be 35 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 530492400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 24th, 1986.

  • September 24th, 1986: The Name of the Rose (1986) is released.
  • September 26th, 1986: Crocodile Dundee (1986) is released in cinemas.
  • September 27th, 1986: Metallica bassist Cliff Burton dies in a bus crash while on tour in Sweden.
  • September 29th, 1986: Ireland: The first episode of The Den is aired.
  • October 9th, 1986: Retired Austrian film director Harald Reinl is stabbed to death by his wife in Tenerife.
  • October 9th, 1986: The Phantom of the Opera premiers for the first time in London.
  • October 21st, 1986: American writer Edward Tracy is kidnapped in Lebanon.
  • October 23rd, 1986: 13-year-old Philip Cairns goes missing in Dublin, Ireland.
  • This date: October 24th, 1986
  • October 26th, 1986: UK politics: Jeffrey Archer steps down as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party following newspaper reports that he tried to pay a prostitute to go abroad in order to avoid a scandal.
  • October 31st, 1986: Dennis Rodman makes his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons.
  • November 3rd, 1986: Iran-Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret.
  • November 6th, 1986: Football: Alex Ferguson is appointed as the manager of Manchester United.
  • November 15th, 1986: The Beastie Boys release their debut studio album "Licensed to Ill".
  • November 18th, 1986: American model Gia Carangi passes away due to AIDS-related complications.
  • November 20th, 1986: Soccer: Vinnie Jones joins Wimbledon.
  • November 21st, 1986: The animated movie An American Tail (1986) is released.
  • November 22nd, 1986: Mike Tyson becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history after he defeats Trevor Berbick with a second-round knockout.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 24th, 1986, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 24th, 1986 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

TV shows from October, 1986.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

The Transformers
The Transformers
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

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.

Kids' TV shows on October 24th, 1986.

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

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

ALF
ALF

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Popples
Popples

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

SilverHawks
SilverHawks

The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids

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

The Transformers
The Transformers

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Voltron
Voltron

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Popular toys and games in 1986.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1986.

Popples
Popples

Fluppy Dogs
Fluppy Dogs

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

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
An adventure game that was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Arcade game developed by Data East.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out October 24th, 1992 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 24th.

Wayne Rooney

Soccer player.
Born on October 24th, 1985
He turned 1 on this day in 1986.

PewDiePie

Famous Youtuber.
Born on October 24th, 1989
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Weather on October 24th, 1986.

Historical weather information for October 24th, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 24th, 1986.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 24th, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 24th, 1986 was most likely conceived around January 31st, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 24th, 1986 is close to July 17th, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 24th, 1986.

  • A total of 12,823 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,831 weeks have passed.
  • 1,107,910,800 seconds have passed since the October 24th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,292,562,600 times.
  • Since October 24th, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 571,681,972,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,651,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,280,329 steps. That's about 42,347 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,294,930 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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