Wednesday April 02, 1986

US date format: 4/2/1986, UK date format: 2/4/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 2, 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 Ibrahim Afellay and Andris Biedrins. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Wise Guys, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fat Worm Blows a Sparky or King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
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Events

  • NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance).
  • George Corley Wallace (Governor-Democrat-Alabama) announces retirement plans.
  • Four US passengers killed by bomb at Trans World Airlines counter in Athens Airport, Greece.
  • A bomb explodes on a Trans World Airlines flight from Rome to Athens, killing 4 people.

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Movies

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Wise Guys

Wise Guys

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey

Dressage

Dressage

Directed by: Pierre B. Reinhard

Starring: Véronique Catanzaro, Patrick Guillemin, Marc Henry, Henri-Jacques Huet

Critters

Critters

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Miracles

Miracles

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Starring: Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd

Born American

Born American

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Mike Norris, Steve Durham, David Coburn, Thalmus Rasulala

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Rambo

Rambo

Directed by: lionsgate

Sekai fushigi hakken!

Sekai fushigi hakken!

Days to next April 02

If April 02, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 5 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka'S Story

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Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague.

Cyclops by Clive Cussler

Cyclops

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Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is another swashbuckling NUMA Files adventure! When a financier turned treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, only Dirk Pitt can prevent an international incident that threatens to start a

Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard

Black Genesis

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Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth. The Voltarian scouting party has arrived, led by one Jettero Heller. His mission: rescue the planet and prepare it for invasion.

Private Affairs by Judith Michael

Private Affairs

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After sixteen years of marriage and family, Matt and Elizabeth Lovell risked everything to build an empire of their own. Soon they were an American success, caught up in the breathless

Greed And Glory On Wall Street by Ken Auletta

Greed And Glory On Wall Street

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On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kirel

Kirel

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade puzzle

Publisher: Addictive Games

Mind Walker

Mind Walker

Platform: Amiga

Genre: 3D action platformer

Publisher: Commodore

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Platform: Arcade, Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Durell Software

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


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