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Subject: March 17, 1986
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: marylou63-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 12 May 2004 14:08 PDT
Expires: 11 Jun 2004 14:08 PDT
Question ID: 345336
I am working on a graduation scrapbook for my cousin. I am seeking
information concerning his birthdate: March 17,
prices...etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Subject: Re: March 17, 1986
Answered By: missy-ga on 12 May 2004 15:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi MaryLou!

What a terrific idea!  You cousin is sure to appreciate it.

March 17th, 1986 is itself fairly uneventful.  

Actor Hal Buckley (Kelly's Heroes) died at the age of 49.

The Haemer's Gang robbed a Belgian gold transport of 35 million (!) Belgian Francs.

Doesn't sound exciting, does it?  BUT!  The month was pretty nifty!

Billboard's Top 10 for March, 1986:

Kyrie by Mr. Mister									
Sara by Starship									
These Dreams by Heart									
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco								
Secret Lovers by Atlantic Starr								
Living In America by James Brown							
Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) by Mike + Mechanics				
Nikita by Elton John									
King For A Day by Thompson Twins							
This Could Be The Night by Loverboy

Billboard Top 10 Singles, 1986

You can find the American Top 40 list for March, 1986 here:

American Top 40, March 1986

Other interesting happenings in March, 1986:

March 7, 1986  Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist 
March 8, 1986  Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million 
March 9, 1986  NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
March 11, 1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
               NFL adopts instant replay rule

More events can be found here:

Brainy History:  1986

The 58th Academy Awards were held on March 24th, 1986.  Best Picture
went to Out of Africa (which also garnered a Best Director for Sydney
Pollack), while William Hurt was named best actor for his performance
in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Geraldine Page was named Best Actress
for her work in The Trip To Bountiful.
Academy Awards, USA: 1986

The 58th Annual Academy Awards

The average cost of a gallon of gas in 1986 was 93 cents, a gallon of
milk was $2.22, a dozen eggs was 87 cents and a first class stamp was
22 cents:

80s Flashback:  1986

Your cousin shares his March 17th birthday with:

Singer Nat King Cole
Apollo 15 astronaut James Benson Irwin
Dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev
Actor Danny DeVito
Cyberpunk author William Gibson
Skater Robin Cousins
Actor Rob Lowe
1996 US Olympic Women's Soccer Team forward Mia Hamm

...among others!

Any Day In History - March 17th

I was a high school Junior in '86, this really took me back!  I hope
your cousin has as much fun with your gift as I've had researching


Search terms:  [ prices 1986 ], [ Billboard March 1986 ], [ Top 40
1986 ], [ March 17, 1986 ]
marylou63-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your help! I found innumerable information on
the links as well. I think that Jeff will enjoy his gift! Thank you
again. Mary Lou

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