Wednesday May 07, 1986

US date format: 5/7/1986, UK date format: 7/5/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 7, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rianne ten Haken and Mark Furze. In that special week of May people in US were listening to West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack the Nipper or Darius.
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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Cobra

Cobra

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Country: United States of America

Crawlspace

Crawlspace

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

Down by Law

Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States of America

Top Gun

Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States of America

Monster in the Closet

Monster in the Closet

Directed by: Bob Dahlin

Starring: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Claude Akins, Howard Duff

TV Series

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A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Land of Hope

Land of Hope

Days to next May 07

If May 07, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

Enter Talking

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autographed with personalized inscription with plastic over hardback dust cover

Seasons Of The Heart by Cynthia Freeman

Seasons Of The Heart

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Some spine creasing and wear. Front and back cover pages have corner creasing and all edges have smugging . Front inside page have initials, no other marks and intact.

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley

The White House Mess

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With a pajama-clad President Reagan refusing to leave the White House on his successor’s Inauguration Day, Buckley has given this farce of Oval Office politics a nearly perfect beginning.

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Mac OS

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Banana

Banana

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Puzzle-solving strategy

Publisher: Victor Musical Industries

Jack the Nipper

Jack the Nipper

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX

Genre: Puzzle, Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Darius

Darius

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, PC Engine (Super CD-ROM²), Wii (Virtual Console), ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; JP NEC (PCE/CD); EU The Edge (AMI/ST)

Breakthru

Breakthru

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

Genre: Vehicular combat

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


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