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Friday 24 October 1986

1986-10-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Mission, directed by Roland Joff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while It by Stephen King 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 30 days ?

The Mission

Directed by: Roland Joff

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally

Country: United States

The Color of Money

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Sid and Nancy

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

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 24 October 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 24 October
Facts:
  • Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority Inc. was founded at Sacramento State by Linda V. Fuentes and 26 Founding Mothers.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev leaving unsuccessful arms summit m
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9033
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Summit in Iceland -- Oct. 13, 1986

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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Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Airheart

Airheart

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action, strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Chiller

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, American Game Cartridges (NES - US), HES (NES - Australia)

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Daikaijū no Gyakushū

Daikaijū no Gyakushū

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Doraemon

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Iwo Jima

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

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