Wednesday January 01, 1986, NewYear’s Day

US date format: 1/1/1986, UK date format: 1/1/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Colin Morgan and Colin Morgan. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Hannah and Her Sisters, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Secrets by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Sprint or Brataccas.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • International Peace Year begins
  • New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • The Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic are admitted into the European Community.
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Movies

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States of America

Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

The Boy in Blue

The Boy in Blue

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Cynthia Dale, Christopher Plummer, David Naughton

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat

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Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock

The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“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.

Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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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 …

Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Hypaball

Hypaball

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

Atlantis no Nazo

Atlantis no Nazo

Platform: Famicom PlayStation Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari Sony Computer Entertainment

Brataccas

Brataccas

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Mac OS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: EU Psygnosis; NA Mindscape


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