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Wednesday 31 December 1986, NewYear’s Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bronson Pelletier and Nate Freiman. 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. On TV people were watching Dokugan-ryu Masamune. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost House or Hypaball.
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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97
  • Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
  • WIS-AM in Columbia SC changes call letters to WVOC (now WOMG)
  • A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140.
  • The National park passport stamps program begins.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Letter to the Year 2086 -- Dec. 29, 1986
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Liet. Col. Oliver North -- Dec. 22, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9043

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

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Platform: Arcade, Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Martech

Ghost House

Platform: Master System

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Sega

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The Golden Path

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Telecomsoft

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Hypaball

Hypaball

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics


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