Tuesday July 08, 1986

US date format: 7/8/1986, UK date format: 8/7/1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Kenza Farah and Jake McDorman. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Holding Back The Years by Simply Red. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Heartburn, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing James Bond 007: Goldfinger or Army Moves.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
  • In North Palm Springs, California, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurs.
  • NASA establishes Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance standards for space shuttle program.
  • U.S. Steel changes its company name to USX Corporation.

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Movies

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Heartburn

Heartburn

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Country: United States of America

Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Patriot

The Patriot

Directed by: Frank Harris

Starring: Gregg Henry, Simone Griffeth, Michael J. Pollard, Jeff Conaway

Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Momo

Momo

Directed by: Johannes Schaaf

Starring: Radost Bokel, Mario Adorf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sylvester Groth

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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

Kit Curran

Kit Curran

Cinemax Sessions

Cinemax Sessions

Wilderness Road

Wilderness Road

Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 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.

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.

A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer

A Matter Of Honor

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It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

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?

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Mac OS

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Championship Wrestling

Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Army Moves

Army Moves

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is July 08, 1986?

On July 08, 1986 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 08, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 08, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on July 08, 1986?

On July 08, 1986 several famous people were born including, Kenza Farah, Jake McDorman, Kaiane Aldorino.

Which famous people died on July 08, 1986?

Famous people died on July 08, 1986 include, Skeeter Webb.

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

The number one song in the week of July 08, 1986 was Holding Back The Years by Simply Red in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on July 08, 1986?

The top hits on July 08, 1986 were Holding Back The Years by Simply Red, Invisible Touch by Genesis, There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) by Billy Ocean in US and Papa Don't Preach by Madonna, The Edge Of Heaven by Wham!, My Favourite Waste Of Time by Owen Paul in UK.


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