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Sunday 31 August 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Kelley and Riza Santos. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Higher Love by Steve Winwood. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rölli. If you liked videogames you were probably playing JaJaMaru no Daibouken or Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt.
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 ?

Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

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 31 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Urho K Kekkonen: Premier / President of Finland, dies at 85.
  • Henry Moore: British artist, admired as the greatest sculptor of his age.
Facts:
  • Aeromexico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.
  • Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
  • AeromTxico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 on both aircraft and 15 on the ground.
  • The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
  • The cargo ship Khian Sea departs from the docks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, carrying 14,000 tons of toxic waste.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: coffin of basketball star Len Bias, dead of cocaine overdose
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9024
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrew Wyeth's 'Helga' -- Aug. 18, 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

"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 ?

Aliens: The Computer Game

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Activision

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Fer et Flamme

Fer et Flamme

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

Gemstone Healer

Gemstone Healer

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure Game

Publisher: SSI

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Jaleco

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shooter Action

Publisher: Sega


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