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Tuesday 2 September 1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rafik Halliche and Gélson Fernandes. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Venus by Bananarama. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rölli. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hyper Dyne Side Arms or Bobby Bearing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Starring: Allan Tuppurainen

Country: Finland


Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Solunski patrdii

Starring: Blagoja Spirkovski-Dzumerko, Dimce Meskovski, Trajce Ivanoski, Goce Todorovski

A Very Peculiar Practice

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 September 1986 ?

  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
  • Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
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  • Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to three years for death of John Belushi.

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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By: Oliver Sacks

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

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By: William J. Caunitz

Brooklyn. Early June. A man strolls into a candy store, pulls out a sawed-off shotgun, and blows away two people: owner Yetta Zimmerman and her customer, NYPD Lt.

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A Cast Of Killers

By: Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

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By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hyper Dyne Side Arms

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, PC Engine CD ROM, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Capcom/Romstar (US)

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Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CRL

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Platform: Arcade, NES, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation Network

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: SNK

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Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Konami

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