Thursday October 02, 1986

US date format: 10/2/1986, UK date format: 2/10/1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Camilla Belle and Jurnee Smollett. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Stuck With You by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Curse, directed by Ngai Choi Lam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Regrets Only by Sally Quinn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Janosch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fer et Flamme or Knight Tyme.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on India Premier Rajiv Gandhi
  • Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
  • New York Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
  • Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Movies

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The Seventh Curse

The Seventh Curse

Directed by: Ngai Choi Lam

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Siu-Ho Chin, Maggie Cheung, Ken Boyle

Ratboy

Ratboy

Directed by: Sondra Locke

Starring: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett, Larry Hankin

The Color of Money

The Color of Money

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Country: United States of America

Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Country: United States of America

Deadly Friend

Deadly Friend

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

TV Series

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Janosch

Janosch

Ganbare! Kikkâzu

Ganbare! Kikkâzu

The Clothes Show

The Clothes Show

O Anel Mágico

O Anel Mágico

A Quinta do Dois

A Quinta do Dois

Days to next October 02

If October 02, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Regrets Only by Sally Quinn

Regrets Only

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"A walloping good read."LIZ SMITHAlison Sterling, the beautiful, brilliant, and blonde reporter for a major Washington daily is having a secret love affair with the very adorable, very accomplished, very married

Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

Through A Glass Darkly

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"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen

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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fer et Flamme

Fer et Flamme

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Platform: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Irem, Data East

Mr. Mephisto

Mr. Mephisto

Platform: Commodore 64 BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Euro-byte

Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme

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

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Alter Ego

Alter Ego

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Life simulation Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision


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