October 31st, 1986, fell on a Friday. It was day 304 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.
34 years, 5 months and 20 days have passed since October 31st, 1986.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 31st, 1986:
Dennis Rodman makes his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1986:
United States: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
United Kingdom: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry
Movie Box Office
Which 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 31st, 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. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV.
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.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Smurfs", "Who's the Boss?", "She-Ra: Princess of Power" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt" and "The Legend of Zelda". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Transformers", "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats", "Jem and the Holograms" and "ALF".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Transformers" and "Sylvanian Families".
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 31st, 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.
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 and information about this date:
34 years, 5 months and 20 days have passed since October 31st, 1986.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1986.
Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
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.
This date: October 31st, 1986
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.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1986?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 31st, 1986 was probably conceived around the 21st of January, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 1986 is the 10th of August, 1987. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 1986.
12,591 days have passed since this date.
1,087,858,800 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 1986.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,269,168,600 times.
Since October 31st, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 561,335,140,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,309,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,555,857 steps. That's about 41,580 miles!
Since this date, 13,054,306 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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