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Thursday 24 July 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Megan Park and Natalie Tran. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Goonies or Hopping Mappy.
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 30 days ?

Flight of the Navigator

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States

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Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington

Country: United States

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Heartburn

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels

Country: United States

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Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn

Country: United States

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The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • San Francisco Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Fighting Pornography -- July 21, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9019
  • Time: Fireworks display in New York harbor during Liberty Weekend

Books

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

The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

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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Remember when

Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Platform: Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Banana

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Puzzle-solving strategy

Publisher: Victor Musical Industries

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The Goonies

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Disk System, PC-8801, X1

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

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Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Platform: Commodore 64, FM Towns, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Quantum Link, Fujitsu

Hopping Mappy

Hopping Mappy

Platform: Arcade, Mobile Phone (i Appli/V Appli/BREW), Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco


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