November 20th, 1986

November 20th, 1986, fell on a Thursday. It was day 324 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since November 20th, 1986.


On This Date

Events that occurred on November 20th, 1986:

  • Soccer: Vinnie Jones joins Wimbledon.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 20th, 1986:

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

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 November 20th, 1986 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Family Ties", "Sherlock Holmes", "Punky Brewster" and "Who's the Boss?". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", "Tetris" and "Boulder Dash". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "The Real Ghostbusters".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Pound Puppies" and "Pogo ball / Lolo ball".


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 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 0 months and 12 days have passed since November 20th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 20th, 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 532828800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around November 20th, 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.
  • 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 18th, 1986: American model Gia Carangi passes away due to AIDS-related complications.
  • 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 26th, 1986: Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion of all time.
  • December 14th, 1986: A concrete sarcophagus is placed over the fourth reactor in Chernobyl.
  • December 19th, 1986: The movie Platoon (1986) is released.
  • December 19th, 1986: Little Shop of Horrors (1986), starring Rick Moranis, is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20th, 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 20th, 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 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.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • 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:

  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of November:


Weather

Weather information for November 20th, 1986:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 26.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.44 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on November 20th, 1986?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 20th, 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 20th, 1986 was probably conceived around the 10th of February, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20th, 1986 is the 30th of August, 1987. (Rough Estimate).

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about November 20th, 1986.

  • 12,431 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,074,038,400 seconds have passed since the November 20th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,253,044,800 times.
  • Since November 20th, 1986, earth has travelled approximately 554,203,814,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,006,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 92,367,302 steps. That's about 41,052 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,888,461 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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