Tuesday July 01, 1986

US date format: 7/1/1986, UK date format: 1/7/1986

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It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Jeremy Amelin (Star Academy) and Andrew Lee. In that special week of July people in US were listening to There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) by Billy Ocean. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Aliens, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyberun or Bubble Bobble.
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Movies

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Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Momo

Momo

Directed by: Johannes Schaaf

Starring: Radost Bokel, Mario Adorf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sylvester Groth

Club Paradise

Club Paradise

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis, Jimmy Cliff

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Country: United States of America

The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • CSX Transportation is established.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (Winds of War), dies at 62.

TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Toutes folles de lui

Toutes folles de lui

Langley Bottom

Langley Bottom

Know Your Bible

Know Your Bible

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald

Barrier Island

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Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money.

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

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In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions

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The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood

In Search Of The Trojan War

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Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cyberun

Cyberun

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Future Knight

Future Knight

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Mr. Mephisto

Mr. Mephisto

Platform: Commodore 64 BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Euro-byte

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade, comical action platformer

Publisher: Taito


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