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Monday 6 January 1986, Epiphany

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Turner and Petter Northug. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bluebell. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars or Bird Week.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Bluebell

Starring: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Masters of Animation

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg.
  • British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns.

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Books

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

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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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

In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michener masterfully combines fact and fiction to present America’s richest, most expansive and diversified state. Spanning four and a half centuries, this monumental saga charts the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish ...

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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 ?

Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

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Dead Zone (video game)

Dead Zone (video game)

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SunSoft

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Platform: Arcade, Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Bird Week

Bird Week

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Life simulation Action

Publisher: Toshiba EMI

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision


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