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Friday 26 December 1986

1986-12-26

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 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 ?

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 ?

Thinking Allowed

Starring: U.G. Krishnamurti, Jeffrey Mishlove

Country: United States

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Starring: Harry Dodson, Peter Thoday, Alison McKensie

Country: United Kingdom

Simon and the Witch

Starring: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims

Country: United Kingdom

French in Action

Starring: Pierre J. Capretz, Valérie Allain, Charles Mayer, Virginie Contesse

Country: United States

Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Elsa Lanchester: Lewisham London, England -- Actress (Bride of Frankenstien).
Facts:
  • Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
  • TV soap Search for Tomorrow ends 35 year run
  • Doug Jarvis, age 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Liet. Col. Oliver North -- Dec. 22, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9043
  • Time: Inset:s Donald Regan by & William Casey, both by Diana Walker.

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

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aardvark

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commodore 16

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bug-Byte

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Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

Drag Race Eliminator

Drag Race Eliminator

Platform: Commodore 64 IBM PC

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software


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