Tuesday April 08, 1986

US date format: 4/8/1986, UK date format: 8/4/1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Erika Sawajiri and Félix Hernández. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Dream Lovers, directed by Tony Au, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mean 18 or Knight Tyme.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

Events

  • Clint Eastwood elected Mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
  • American actor Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California.

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Movies

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Dream Lovers

Dream Lovers

Directed by: Tony Au

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Brigitte Lin, Cher Yeung, Man-Lei Wong

Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Country: United States of America

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins

Wise Guys

Wise Guys

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey

Dressage

Dressage

Directed by: Pierre B. Reinhard

Starring: Véronique Catanzaro, Patrick Guillemin, Marc Henry, Henri-Jacques Huet

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Jossy's Giants

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Blunders

The Blunders

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 5 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative …

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi

Wiseguy

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mean 18

Mean 18

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari 7800, Atari ST, MS-DOS, among others

Genre: Golf

Galaforce

Galaforce

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Durell Software

Batman

Batman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Amstrad PCW

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Knight Tyme

Knight Tyme

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum (separate 48K and 128K versions)

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 08, 1986?

On April 08, 1986 several famous people were born including, Erika Sawajiri, Félix Hernández, Felix Hernandez.

What was the number one song in April 08, 1986?

The number one song in the week of April 08, 1986 was Rock Me Amadeus by Falco in US and A Different Corner by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on April 08, 1986?

The top hits on April 08, 1986 were Rock Me Amadeus by Falco, Kiss by Prince, Manic Monday by Bangles in US and A Different Corner by George Michael, Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Young Ones in UK.


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