Friday April 11, 1986

US date format: 4/11/1986, UK date format: 11/4/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 11, 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 Stephanie Pratt and Dylan Alvarez. 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 Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mission 660 or Championship Wrestling.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
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Events

  • A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
  • KXA-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KRPM
  • Dodge Morgan completes nonstop sail solo around the world in 150 days.
  • The FBI Miami shootout between eight Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and two heavily-armed and well-trained gunmen.

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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

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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 11

If April 11, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 5 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 17 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?

Mission 660

Mission 660

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Taito

Fer et Flamme

Fer et Flamme

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

Championship Wrestling

Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

Glider Rider

Glider Rider

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Quicksilva

Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken

Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: VAP


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