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Sunday 6 July 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Welz and Veronica Angeloni. In that special week of July people in US were listening to There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) by Billy Ocean. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Solunski patrdii. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back or Argus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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Big Trouble in Little China

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part II

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson

Country: United States

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Back to School

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 July 1986 ?

  • Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
  • Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
  • Lithuania - Statehood Day.
  • Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
  • Malawi - Republic Day (1966).
Famous Birthdays:
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  • 100th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (64 63 75)
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • Bob Horner becomes 11th player to hit 4 home runs in a game
  • Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
  • Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

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

Last Of The Breed

By: Louis L'Amour

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

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Taming A Sea-Horse

By: Robert B. Parker

Spenser's interest in teenage prostitute April Kyle leads him to Robert Rambeaux, ersatz Juilliard student and April's pimp, and to Ginger Bucky, another of Rambeaux's hookers, who suddenly turns up dead.

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

Hover Force

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: INTV Corporation

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Platform: Arcade Game, Nintendo Famicom

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: NMK

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Sharp X68000

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Firebird

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Gauntlet II

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Atari Games

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