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Tuesday 6 May 1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maitre Gims (rapper) and Goran Dragic. In that special week of May people in US were listening to West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lau man dai hung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hypaball or Kiki KaiKai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States

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Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens

Country: United States

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No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1986 ?

  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
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  • Donald E Pelotte becomes first native American bishop.
  • Berlin: Real Madrid wins 15th UEFA Cup.

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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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Lie Down With Lions

By: Ken Follett

The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

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Enter Talking

By: Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

autographed with personalized inscription with plastic over hardback dust cover

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When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough

By: Harold S. Kushner

'There is no Answer but there are answers...' Rabbi Kushner's previous bestseller brought comfort to millions by helping them cope with life's shattering tragedies.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Belt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics



Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Mac OS

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Kiki KaiKai

Platform: Arcade, MSX2, Family Computer Disk System, PC Engine, Mobile phone, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito Corporation

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