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Thursday 15 May 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matias Fernandez and Anais Delva. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakthru or Hover Force.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States

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Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens

Country: United States

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No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom

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King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom

Hot Metal

Starring: Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Wilson

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theodore H White: American journalist (Making of President, Pulitzer), dies at age 71 (born 1958).
  • Theodore White: American historian journalist and author (d. 1986).
Facts:
  • Argentine ex-President Galtieri sentenced to 12 years.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Chernobyl Reactor -- May 12, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9009
  • Time: Inset: American aircraft carrier.

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 ?

Breakthru

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, NES, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East, U.S. Gold Ltd.

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Dead Zone (video game)

Dead Zone (video game)

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SunSoft

Genpei Tōma Den

Genpei Tōma Den

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, PC Engine, Wii (Virtual Console), Sharp X68000

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Micomsoft

Great Ice Hockey

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Sports (Ice hockey)

Publisher: SEGA

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Hover Force

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: INTV Corporation

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