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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 Lauren Watson and Michael Parr. 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. The Transformers: The Movie, directed by Nelson Shin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack the Nipper or Labyrinth: The Computer Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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

Crime Inc.

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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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Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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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.
Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1986?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 4, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9021
  • Life: Chernobyl Disaster

Books

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

Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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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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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Get Dexter

Get Dexter

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: ERE Informatique/PSS

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Jaleco

Into Oblivion (video game)

Into Oblivion (video game)

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: platform game / maze game

Publisher: Mastertronic

Jack the Nipper

Jack the Nipper

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

Genre: Puzzle, Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Platform: Apple IIe and IIc Commodore 64/128 MSX2

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Activision

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