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Friday 7 November 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Toro y Moi and Luisa Wietzorek. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Amanda by Boston. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Hoosiers, directed by David Anspaugh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Irgendwie und sowieso. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire! or The Goonies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States

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Betty Blue

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Beineix

Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Batrice Dalle, Grard Darmon

Country: United States

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The Color of Money

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Sid and Nancy

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Irgendwie und sowieso

Starring: Ottfried Fischer, Elmar Wepper, Robert Giggenbach, Toni Berger

Bosco Adventure

Country: Japan

Cuna de lobos

Starring: Diana Bracho, Gonzalo Vega, María Rubio, Alejandro Camacho

Country: Mexico

Alternatywy 4

Starring: Hanna Bieniuszewicz, Stanislawa Celinska, Anna Chitro, Bozena Dykiel

Country: Poland

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Putovanje u Vucjak

Starring: Rade Serbedzija, Mustafa Nadarevic, Milena Dravic, Mira Furlan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 November 1986 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Willibrord
  • Russia - day of the October Revolution (1917) in the Gregorian Calendar, unofficially commemorated
  • Northern Catalonia - National Day, after Treaty of Pyrenees.
  • Also see November 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 07 November
Famous Deaths:
  • Tracy Pew: Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (Born 1957).

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

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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Dancing On My Grave

By: Gelsey Kirkland with Greg Lawrence

Dancing on My Grave

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Through A Glass Darkly

By: Karleen Koen

"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

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By: Patrick Suskind

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Probe Software

Midnight Magic

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari

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Defender of the Crown

Platform: DOS, NES, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Commodore CDTV, CD-i, Windows, Game Boy Advance, iOS

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Cinemaware

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Strategy / Action

Publisher: Firebird Software

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The Goonies

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Disk System, PC-8801, X1

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

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