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Sunday 12 January 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miguel Angel Nieto and Gemma Arterton. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bluebell. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atlantis no Nazo or Dead Zone (video game).
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Bluebell

Starring: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Country: United Kingdom

Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom

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Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Masters of Animation

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • 24th space shuttle mission STS 61-C Columbia 7 is launched with the first Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz.
  • Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of third period.
  • Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.

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Magazine Covers

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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

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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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 ?

Adventure Island

Platform: NES, MSX, Game Boy, Gamate, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Atlantis no Nazo

Platform: Famicom PlayStation Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

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Castlequest Castle ExcellentJP

Castlequest Castle ExcellentJP

Platform: MSX, NES/Famicom

Genre: Adventure/Puzzle

Publisher: ASCII Corporation, Nexoft Corporation

Dead Zone (video game)

Dead Zone (video game)

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SunSoft

Knightmare

Platform: MSX home computer

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

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