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Wednesday 7 May 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Furze and Matt Helders. 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 Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lau man dai hung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Hawk or Mermaid Madness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Movies

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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Legend

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • In Andreanof Islands, Alaska, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurs. Tsunami generated with observed wave heights up to 175 cm.
  • Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I.
  • Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.

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Books

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Fatherhood

By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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The Handmaid'S Tale

By: Margaret Atwood

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

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Nerilka'S Story

By: Anne McCaffrey

Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure Island

Platform: NES, MSX, Game Boy, Gamate, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Baluba-Louk No Densetsu

Baluba-Louk No Densetsu

Platform: Arcade Game, NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Able

Breakthru

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, NES, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East, U.S. Gold Ltd.

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Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter

Mermaid Madness

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

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