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Friday 19 December 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jade Roper and Ryan Babel. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Whirlwind by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alley Master or Miami Vice.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1986 or at December 19 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

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 19 December 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 19 December
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
  • Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game six of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500.
  • Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Detroit Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from internal exile in Gorky.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset:s Donald Regan by & William Casey, both by Diana Walker.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9042
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Iran Arms Sales -- Dec. 8, 1986

Books

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

The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters.

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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 ?

Alley Master

Alley Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Cinematronics

Dynamite Dan II

Dynamite Dan II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Harrier Combat Simulator

Harrier Combat Simulator

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Flight simulation[1] using a first-person perspective

Hottāman no Chitei Tanken

Hottāman no Chitei Tanken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Use

Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

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