|<< - 1985|
|World Series Champions:
New York Mets
|Superbowl XX Champions:Chicago Bears|
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ivan Lendl/Martina Navratilova
Boris Becker/Marina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Carol Alt, Kim Basinger, Sybil Danning, Elvira, Morgan Fairchild, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Janet Jackson, Heather Langenkamp, Kelly LeBrock, Heather Locklear, Traci Lords, Elle Macpherson, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Tatjana Patitz, Victoria Principal, Linnea Quigley, Jewel Shepard, Helen Slater, Heather Thomas
"With heart, faith and steel. In the end there can only be one"
"I feel the need... the need for speed!"
"Pork. The other white meat"
"Yeah... That's The Ticket"
"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Susan Akin (Meridian, MS)
Christy Fichtner (Texas)
Space Shuttle Challenger blew up 73 seconds after take-off, killing all 7 crew members. Tens of thousands of school-age children were watching the flight live, because teacher Christa McAuliffe was a member of the crew.
Iran-Contra: Several members of the Reagan Administration helped sell arms to Iran, a known enemy of the United States, and used the proceeds to fund the Contras, an anti-communist guerrilla organization in Nicaragua.
The USSR's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor # 4 had a mishap, giving radiation poisoning to an estimated 500,000 to 6,000,000 people.
Tonight Show host Johnny Carson's good friend occasional guest Tonight Show host, Joan Rivers, started a late night talk show on FOX. He never spoke to her again.
There was that whole Richard Gere (or Jerry Penacoli) & the gerbil rumor -- not true in either case you weren't sure.
Bobby Ewing came out of the shower, alive. The prior season of Dallas had been a dream.
Teacher Pleasant Rowland created the first 'American Girl' dolls. Mattel bought the product line in 1998.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1986: $550,00
Camcorders started to become a regular household item.
Aerosmith and Run DMC mixed rock and hip hop with Walk This Way
Peter Gabriel's stop-motion music video for Sledgehammer raised the bar for video production.
Finding out that last year's Dallas TV show entire season was just Bobby Ewing's (Patrick Duffy) dream
Participating with 'Hands Across America' on Sunday May 25, 1986. Over six million people participated and at 3:00 EST, radio stations across America played the song Hands Across America.
|1st appearances & 1986's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Real Ghostbusters action figures, My Pet Monster, Panini Football stickers, Outburst, Balderdash
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Top Gun
2. Crocodile Dundee
4. The Karate Kid Part II
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
6. Back To School
8. The Golden Child
9. Ruthless People
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
|1986 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Family Ties (NBC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. Murder She Wrote (NBC)
5. The Golden Girls (NBC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. Night Court (NBC)
8. Growing Pains (ABC)
9. Moonlighting (ABC)
10. Who's the Boss? ( ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1986 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1986:
|The Top 40 Songs of 1986, according to Billboard Magazine
1. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick & Friends