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Tuesday 7 January 1986, Orthodox Christmas

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jinxx and Grant Leadbitter. 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 Bachman Books by Stephen King 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 Lock-On.
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

Il était une fois... la vie

Starring: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Country: France

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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 7 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • M Rooi: Editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79.
  • Philip D Eastman: American children's book writer and illustrator (Born 1909).
  • Juan Rulfo: Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer.
Facts:
  • Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
  • Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
  • US President Ronald Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya.

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Books

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

The Bachman Books

By: Stephen King

Prefaced with Stephen King's explanation of why he wrote under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, this is a one-volume collection of "Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork" and "The Running Man".

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The Storyteller

By: Harold Robbins

Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from

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Wanderlust

By: Danielle Steel

Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

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The Secrets Of Harry Bright

By: Joseph Wambaugh

All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Martech

Dracula

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: CRL Group

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Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Platform: Arcade, Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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BMX Simulator

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

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Lock-On

Platform: Arcade; IBM PC; Atari ST

Genre: First-person shooter Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (US)

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