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Thursday 2 January 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Troy Andrews and Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yes, Prime Minister. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captured or Laser Hawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Il était une fois... la vie

Starring: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Country: France

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Nukkad

Starring: Kishore Bhatt, Suresh Chatwal, Dilip Dhawan, Pavan Malhotra

Country: India

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dick James: English music publisher (Northern Songs) (Born 1920).
  • Bill Veeck: American baseball executive (Born 1914).
  • Una Merkel: Covington, Kentucky -- Actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln).
Facts:
  • 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • New York Islanders' Mike Bossy scores his 500th goal.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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London Match

By: Len Deighton

Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

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Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

Captured

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: American Action

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Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter

The Detective

Platform: Commodore 64[1] Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Argus Press Software

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Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum (separate 48K and 128K versions)

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic


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