Friday August 08, 1986

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Peyton List and Cody Lightning. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Extremities, directed by Robert M. Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Annals of Rome or Championship Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • Record 3 grandslams in a game- (Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)

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Movies

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Extremities

Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

The Whoopee Boys

The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

The Fly

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States of America

Manhunter

Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States of America

Half Moon Street

Half Moon Street

Directed by: Bob Swaim

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

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

Macken

Macken

Five Alive

Five Alive

Celebrity Double Talk

Celebrity Double Talk

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

A Perfect Spy

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Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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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.

The Underground Empire by James Mills

The Underground Empire

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The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

Q Clearance by Peter Benchley

Q Clearance

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No missing pages, Water Damage, or stains. Spine shows creasing. This is a readable copy.

The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Eighth Commandment

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When a rare coin vanishes, an appraiser tries to clear her name—and exposes one family’s lethal secretsAppraising rare coins for Grandby & Sons, a venerable Madison Avenue auction house, is a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Larn

Larn

Platform: Cross-platform

Genre: Roguelike

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

Annals of Rome

Annals of Rome

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: PSS

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Activision

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito


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