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Wednesday 8 October 1986

1986-10-08

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. In UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Color of Money

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Sid and Nancy

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Country: United States

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Directed by: John McNaughton

Starring: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Crime Story

Written by: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

Starring: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Country: United States

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Zoobilee Zoo

Starring: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance, Gary Schwartz

Country: United States

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Siskel & Ebert

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
  • Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats New York Mets 1-0.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1986?

  • Time: Inset: Secretary State George Schultz & Russian Foreign Minister. Eduard Shevardnadze
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9031
  • Life: Cocaine Addict

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

"A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, Anglos and Hispanics, frontier and settlement, money and power...James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work....He

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Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amnesia

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Commodore 64, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Defender of the Crown

Platform: DOS, NES, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Commodore CDTV, CD-i, Windows, Game Boy Advance, iOS

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Cinemaware

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Fairlight II

Fairlight II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge Software

Ghost House

Platform: Master System

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Sega

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