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Friday 2 May 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amandine Leynaud and Thomas McDonell. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Short Circuit, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Madam Sousou. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BMX Simulator or Kid Niki: Radical Ninja.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens

Country: United States

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No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1986 ?

  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II.
  • Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Takeshi's Castle first aired on TBS.

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

Arctic Dreams

By: Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo

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The Songs Of Distant Earth

By: Arthur C. Clarke

Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees

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Nerilka'S Story

By: Anne McCaffrey

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.

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The Great Getty

By: Robert Lenzner

from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

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Heavy on the Magick

Heavy on the Magick

Platform: Amstrad CPC[2] ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games, Ltd.[2]

Mr. Mephisto

Mr. Mephisto

Platform: Commodore 64 BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Euro-byte

BMX Simulator

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

Genre: Racing Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

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Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Platform: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Irem, Data East

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