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Saturday 5 April 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charlotte and Anna Berglund. 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. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while House by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Silver Fang. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 720° or Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

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

Country: Japan

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Catherine

Starring: Claudine Ancelot, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Pascale Petit, Philippe Clay

Country: France

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Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Supernova Flashman

Starring: Touta Tarumi, Kihachiro Uemura, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Youko Nakamura

Country: Japan

Movies

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

The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

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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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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House

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 April 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
  • Two US soldiers and a Turkish woman killed, 230 injured, in West Berlin discotheque bombing.
  • Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121 metres).
  • Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in West Berlin, Germany.
  • 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing: The West Berlin discothèque, a known hangout for United States soldiers, is bombed, killing 3 and injuring 230 Libya is held responsible.

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Books

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

House

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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Dancing In The Light

By: Shirley MacLaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

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On The Road With Charles Kuralt

By: Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

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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 ?

720°

Platform: Arcade game, Various

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Games

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Calorie Kun Vs. Moguranian

Calorie Kun Vs. Moguranian

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Gauntlet II

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Atari Games

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