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Monday 20 January 1986

1986-01-20

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 20 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kevin Parker: Rock Singer.
  • Genie Chuo: Taiwanese singer and actress.
  • Derek Fathauer: American professional golfer.
  • Adrien Bosc: French writer, he obtained the "Grand Prix de l'Académie Française" for his first novel "Constellation", in 2014, inspired by a plane crash.
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Facts:
  • 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
  • Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
  • Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan.
  • The first US federal Martin Luther King Day holiday, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., is observed.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shedding Weight -- Jan. 20, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8993
  • Time: Fare Games

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 ?

The Castle

Platform: PC-8801, PC-9801, PC-6001, FM-7, X1, MSX, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle-Platfomer

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

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The Colour of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

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Iwo Jima

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

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Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Leaderboard

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 800/XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports simulation (golf)

Publisher: Access Software

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