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November 22, 1986

November 22, 1986, was a Saturday. It was 37 years, 8 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 22, 1986:

  • Mike Tyson becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history after he defeats Trevor Berbick with a second-round knockout.
Birthdays

Born on November 22, 1986

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 22, 1986:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 22, 1986

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Human - The Human League
  • Amanda - Boston
  • True Blue - Madonna
  • You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
  • Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
Play the top songs 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.
Crocodile Dundee

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Crocodile Dundee".

Facts

This date was 13,759 days ago. Approximately 459 months have passed. It was the 326th day of 1986, in week 47. The decade was the eighties. The start of 1987 was just 39 days away. People born on this day are currently 37 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 153 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 22, 1986

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, November 22, 1986. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In America, Thanksgiving 1986 is just around the corner. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Human" by Human League is at the top of the singles charts, while "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Crocodile Dundee is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 Liberace, Andy Warhol, Fred Astaire, and Scott La Rock would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "Cheers", "The Cosby Show", and "The Equalizer".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros.", and "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest", and "ALF". Popular toys at the moment include Monchhichi / Chicaboo, Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards), Teddy Ruxpin, and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 22, 1986.

  • The Iran-Contra affair.

    The Iran-Contra affair

    News of the Iran-Contra affair began to break at the start of November 1986.
  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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 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 became 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 22, 1986.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 22, 1986.

  • October 23, 1986: 13-year-old Philip Cairns goes missing in Dublin, Ireland.
  • October 26, 1986: UK politics: Jeffrey Archer steps down as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party following newspaper reports that he tried to pay an escort to go abroad in order to avoid a scandal.
  • October 27, 1986: US President Ronald Reagan suspends construction of the US embassy in Moscow after listening devices are found in the building.
  • October 31, 1986: Dennis Rodman makes his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons.
  • November 3, 1986: Iran-Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret.
  • November 6, 1986: Football: Alex Ferguson is appointed as the manager of Manchester United.
  • November 15, 1986: The Beastie Boys release their debut studio album "Licensed to Ill".
  • November 18, 1986: American model Gia Carangi passes away due to AIDS-related complications.
  • November 20, 1986: Soccer: Vinnie Jones joins Wimbledon.
  • November 21, 1986: The animated movie An American Tail (1986) is released.
  • This date: November 22, 1986
  • November 26, 1986:
    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) is released.
    • Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk goes on trial in Israel on charges of committing war crimes and being a Nazi camp guard.
    • US President Ronald Reagan announces the formation of a new commission to investigate the Iran-Contra affair.
  • November 29, 1986: Hollywood actor Cary Grant passes away at the age of 82.
  • December 14, 1986:
    • A concrete sarcophagus is placed over the fourth reactor in Chernobyl.
    • Football: Dennis Bergkamp makes his debut.
  • December 17, 1986: US Marine Eugene Hasenfus is pardoned and released by the Nicaraguan government.
  • December 19, 1986:
    • The movie Platoon (1986) is released.
    • Little Shop of Horrors (1986), starring Rick Moranis, is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 22, 1986, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1986 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 22, 1986 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1986

People in November 1986 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1986.

Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 22, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1986

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1986.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
The Legend of Zelda 1986
The Legend of Zelda
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Boulder Dash 1985
Boulder Dash
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on November 22, 1986?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 22, 1992, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 22.

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle

French leader Deceased
Born on November 22, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt

Actor
Born on November 22, 1950
He turned 36 on this day in 1986.

Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams

Actor Deceased
Born on November 22, 1966
He turned 20 on this day in 1986.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Actor
Born on November 22, 1967
He turned 19 on this day in 1986.

Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf

PHP founder
Born on November 22, 1968
He turned 18 on this day in 1986.

Big Syke

Big Syke

Rapper Deceased
Born on November 22, 1968
He turned 18 on this day in 1986.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Actress
Born on November 22, 1984
She turned 2 on this day in 1986.

Dacre Montgomery

Dacre Montgomery

Actor
Born on November 22, 1994
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin

Model
Born on November 22, 1996
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on November 22, 1986.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 22, 1986 was most likely conceived around March 1, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 22, 1986 is close to August 15, 1987.

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Stats for November 22, 1986

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 22, 1986:

  • 13,759 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,965 weeks have passed.
  • 1,188,774,000 seconds have passed since November 22, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,386,903,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 613,407,384,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 198,129,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 102,234,564 steps. That's roughly 45,438 miles.
  • 14,265,288 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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