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Wednesday 6 August 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Parr and Lauren Watson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Hawk or Gladiator.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

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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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Flight of the Navigator

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1986 ?

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
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Famous Deaths:
  • Emilio Fernandez: Mexican actor, screenwriter and film director (Born 1904).
  • Manfred Hausmann: Writer, dies at 87.
  • William J Schroeder: second person to receive permanent artificial heart, dies at age 54 in Louisville, Kentucky, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump.
  • Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) and Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
  • Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
  • Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs. Baltimore (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)

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

I'Ll Take Manhattan

By: Judith Krantz

I'll take Manhattan is a fascinating drama of power, sexual obsession, betrayal, and true love played out in the sophisticated, high-stakes arena of magazine publishing.

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The Passion Of Ayn Rand

By: Barbara Branden

This bestselling biography of one of the 20th century's most remarkable and controversial writers is now available in paperback. Author Barbara Branden, who knew Rand for nineteen years, provides a matchless portrait

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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Q Clearance

By: Peter Benchley

No missing pages, Water Damage, or stains. Spine shows creasing. This is a readable copy.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software



Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Beat'em up

Publisher: Taito

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