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1986 Historical Events

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40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
Kansas City Royals (AL)

Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (NL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl XX Winner:
Chicago Bears

Defeated the New England Patriots with a score of 46-10
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Corazon C. Aquino

From Philippines
Space shuttle Challenger explodes after launch at Cape Canaveral, Fla., killing all seven aboard
(Jan. 28, 1986)


For 1986 movies, Top Gun came out on top. It grossed over $176,786,701 to make it the most popular movie of 1986. Among 1986 TV shows, The Cosby Show was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1986

  • Top Gun
  • Aliens
  • The Color of Money
  • Hoosiers
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Platoon
  • Sid and Nancy
  • Heartbreak Ridge
  • Stand By Me
  • Highlander

Top Songs from 1986

  • That's What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and Gladys Knight
  • Say You, Say Me, Lionel Richie
  • I Miss You, Klymaxx
  • On My Own, Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald
  • Broken Wings, Mr. Misters
  • How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
  • Party All The Time, Eddie Murphy
  • Burning Heart, Survivor

Billboard Top Songs from 1986

All of the 1986 hits below topped the 1986 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1986 top songs?

1.Dionne and FriendsThat's What Friends Are For
2.Lionel RichieSay You, Say Me
3.KlymaxxI Miss You
4.Patti Labelle and Michael McDonaldOn My Own
5.Mr. MisterBroken Wings
6.Whitney HoustonHow Will I Know
7.Eddie MurphyParty All The Time
8.SurvivorBurning Heart
9.Mr. MisterKyrie
10.Robert PalmerAddicted To Love
11.Whitney HoustonGreatest Love Of All
12.Atlantic StarrSecret Lovers
13.Carl Anderson and Gloria LoringFriends And Lovers
14.Peter CeteraGlory Of Love
15.Pet Shop BoysWest End Girls
16.Billy OceanThere'll Be Sad Songs
17.Simple MindsAlive And Kicking
19.Prince and The RevolutionKiss
20.Steve WinwoodHigher Love
21.Huey Lewis and The NewsStuck With You
22.Simply RedHolding Back The Years
23.Peter GabrielSledgehammer
25.Human LeagueHuman
26.Nu ShoozI Can't Wait
27.BerlinTake My Breath Away
28.FalcoRock Me Amadeus
29.MadonnaPapa Don't Preach
30.Bon JoviYou Give Love A Bad Name
31.Billy OceanWhen The Going Gets Tough
32.Janet JacksonWhen I Think Of You
33.HeartThese Dreams
34.Glass TigerDon't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)
35.MadonnaLive To Tell
36.Belinda CarlisleMad About You
37.Level 42Something About You
39.Lionel RichieDancing On The Ceiling
40.Miami Sound MachineConga
41.Cyndi LauperTrue Colors
42.Kenny LogginsDanger Zone
43.Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me Lately
44.Howard JonesNo One Is To Blame
45.Sly FoxLet's Go All The Way
46.Robert PalmerI Didn't Mean To Turn You On
47.Miami Sound MachineWords Get In The Way
48.BanglesManic Monday
49.Dire StraitsWalk Of Life
51.Stacey QTwo Of Hearts
52.JetsCrush On You
53.Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkIf You Leave
54.GenesisInvisible Touch
55.SadeThe Sweetest Taboo
56.INXSWhat You Need
57.Stevie NicksTalk To Me
58.Janet JacksonNasty
59.Eddie MoneyTake Me Home Tonight
60.Jermaine StewartWe Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
61.Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam With Full ForceAll Cried Out
62.OutfieldYour Love
63.Wham!I'm Your Man
64.Scritti PolittiPerfect Way
65.James BrownLiving In America
66.John Cougar MellencampR.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
67.El DebargeWho's Johnny
68.CameoWord Up
69.Van HalenWhy Can't This Be Love
70.Mike and The MechanicsSilent Running
71.Tina TurnerTypical Male
72.John Cougar MellencampSmall Town
73.BaltimoraTarzan Boy
74.Mike and The MechanicsAll I Need Is A Miracle
75.Michael McDonaldSweet Freedom
76.MadonnaTrue Blue
77.Timex Social ClubRumors
78.Dream AcademyLife In A Northern Town
79.Miami Sound MachineBad Boy
80.ZZ TopSleeping Bag
81.CarsTonight She Comes
82.Rod StewartLove Touch
83.Sheila E.A Love Bizarre
84.GenesisThrowing It All Away
85.ReginaBaby Love
86.ArcadiaElection Day
87.Elton JohnNikita
88.Phil CollinsTake Me Home
89.Run-D.M.C.Walk This Way
90.Anita BakerSweet Love
91.Moody BluesYour Wildest Dreams
92.Paul McCartneySpies Like Us
93.StarpointObject Of My Desire
94.Daryl HallDreamtime
95.Force M.D.'sTender Love
96.Thompson TwinsKing For A Day
97.Lionel RichieLove Will Conquer All
98.George MichaelA Different Corner
99.TotoI'll Be Over You
100.Stevie WonderGo Home

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1986


  1. Lisa
  2. Michelle
  3. Kimberly
  4. Jennifer
  5. Melissa


  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John
  4. James
  5. Robert

Class of 1986 Yearbook

Class of 1986 Reunion

Your 40 year reunion is only 3 years away!

Class of 1986: If are part of the 1986 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1986 and reconnect with fellow class of '86 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1986 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1986, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1986, try the Class of 1985 or the Class of 1987.