“Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.”  (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

30 Years Ago:  A Look Back at 1986

Top Songs
1   THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, Dionne and Friends (#1, Jan)
2   SAY YOU, SAY ME, Lionel Richie
(#1, Dec 1985)
3   I MISS YOU, Klymaxx (#5, Dec 1985)
4   ON MY OWN, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
(#1, June)
5   BROKEN WINGS, Mr. Mister (#1, Dec 1985)
6   HOW WILL I KNOW, Whitney Houston (#1, Feb)
7   PARTY ALL THE TIME, Eddie Murphy (#2, Dec 1985)
8   BURNING HEART, Survivor (#2, Feb)
9   KYRIE, Mr. Mister (#1, March)
10  ADDICTED TO LOVE, Robert Palmer (#1, May)

Others:  Rock Me Amadeus (Falco), Shout (Tears for Fears), These Dreams (Heart), Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes), Kiss (Prince), Let's Go All The Way (Sly Fox), West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys).

Top Grossing Movies for 1986
1.  Top Gun
2.  Crocodile Dundee
3.  Platoon
4.  The Karate Kid, Part II
5.  Star Trek IV:  The Voyage Home
6.  Back to School
7.  Aliens
8.  The Golden Child
9.  Ruthless People
10.  Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Top TV Shows
1.  The Cosby Show
2.  Family Ties
3.  Cheers
4.  Murder, She Wrote
5.  The Golden Girls

Link to 1986 Calendar of Events