November 17th, 1986

November 17th, 1986, fell on a Monday. It was day 321 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since November 17th, 1986.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 17th, 1986:

  • United States: Human - Human League
  • United Kingdom: Take My Breath Away - Berlin

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 November 17th, 1986 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song Human by Human League is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Take My Breath Away by Berlin 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 "Family Ties", "Cheers", "Who's the Boss?" and "Matlock". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Mario Bros.", "Duck Hunt" and "Boulder Dash". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Cosby Show", "Jem and the Holograms" and "Pingu".

Popular toys include the likes of "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)", "Transformers" and "Teddy Ruxpin".


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 November 17th, 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.

  • Iran-Contra

    At the start of November, 1986, news of the Iran-Contra affair began to break.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 34 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since November 17th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 17th, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
  • People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 532569600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around November 17th, 1986:

  • October 21st, 1986: American writer Edward Tracy is kidnapped in Lebanon.
  • October 23rd, 1986: 13-year-old Philip Cairns goes missing in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 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".
  • This date: November 17th, 1986
  • 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.
  • November 26th, 1986: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) is released.
  • November 29th, 1986: Hollywood actor Cary Grant passes away at the age of 82.
  • December 14th, 1986: A concrete sarcophagus is placed over the fourth reactor in Chernobyl.
  • December 14th, 1986: Football: Dennis Bergkamp makes his debut.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 17th, 1986, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: November 17th, 1986 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - About an alien called ALF.
  • 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.

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:

  • Popples
  • Fluppy Dogs
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

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.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of November:


Weather

Weather information for November 17th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 41.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on November 17th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 17th, 1986?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on November 17th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 7th of February, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 17th, 1986 is the 27th of August, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about November 17th, 1986.

  • 12,575 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,086,476,400 seconds have passed since the November 17th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,267,555,800 times.
  • Since November 17th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 560,621,822,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,079,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 93,436,970 steps. That's about 41,528 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,037,717 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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