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December 30th, 1986.

December 30th, 1986, was a Tuesday. It was day 364 of 1986. The decade was the 1980s.

34 years, 8 months and 20 days have passed since December 30th, 1986.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on December 30th, 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 December 30th, 1986.

  • United States: Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • United Kingdom: Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
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.
The Golden Child

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Golden Child" was at the top of the box office on December 30th, 1986.

Take me back to December 30th, 1986!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 30th, 1986 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1986 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Golden Child 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Liberace, Andy Warhol, Fred Astaire and Lee Marvin would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "'Allo 'Allo!", "ThunderCats" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Missile Command" and "Boulder Dash".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Inspector Gadget", "Muppet Babies", "Pingu" and "ALF". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Pound Puppies and Pogo ball / Lolo ball.

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 December 30th, 1986.

  • The Iran-Contra affair.

    The Iran-Contra affair.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 34 years, 8 months and 20 days have passed since December 30th, 1986.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1986.
  • Leap Year: 1986 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 30th, 1986, will be 34 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1986 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 536284800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 30th, 1986.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 30th, 1986, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: December 30th, 1986 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - Sitcom 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.
  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Kid's TV shows on December 30th, 1986.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1986.

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

  • Popples
  • Fluppy Dogs
  • Laser Tag
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
  • Pogo ball / Lolo ball
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 December 30th, 1992 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 30th.

Tiger Woods

Golfer.
Born on December 30th, 1975
He turned 11 on this day in 1986.

LeBron James

Basketball player.
Born on December 30th, 1984
He turned 2 on this day in 1986.

V

BTS member.
Born on December 30th, 1995
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Weather on December 30th, 1986.

Historical weather information for December 30th, 1986.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 30.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 30th, 1986.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 30th, 1986.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 30th, 1986 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of March, 1986.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 30th, 1986 is close to the 9th of October, 1987.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 30th, 1986.

  • A total of 12,683 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,811 weeks have passed.
  • 1,095,807,600 seconds have passed since the December 30th, 1986.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,278,442,200 times.
  • Since December 30th, 1986, the earth has travelled approximately 565,436,721,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,634,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 94,239,454 steps. That's about 41,884 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,149,691 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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