Saturday March 08, 1986

US date format: 3/8/1986, UK date format: 8/3/1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Princess Tsuguko of Takamado and Lauren Lopez. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Kyrie by Mr. Mister. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Rad, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Adrift by Steven Callahan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future or Championship Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
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Events

  • Martina Navratilova is first tennis player to earn US$10 million.
  • The Japanese Suisei probe flies by Halley's Comet, studying its UV hydrogen corona and solar wind.

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Movies

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Rad

Rad

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Just Between Friends

Just Between Friends

Directed by: Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Christine Lahti, Julie Payne

Chopping Mall

Chopping Mall

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

Starring: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

Days to next March 08

If March 08, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 6 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Adrift by Steven Callahan

Adrift

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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six

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.

The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner

The Great Getty

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from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine

Dancing In The Light

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Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Commando Libya

Commando Libya

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure

Publisher: Virgin Interactive, Electronic Arts

Get Dexter

Get Dexter

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: ERE Informatique/PSS

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

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

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Activision

Hollywood Hijinx

Hollywood Hijinx

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom


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