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Friday 11 July 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yoann Gourcuff and Derek Sanders. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Holding Back The Years by Simply Red. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Aliens, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Taming A Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Solunski patrdii. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Warrior or Mean 18.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Solunski patrdii

Starring: Blagoja Spirkovski-Dzumerko, Dimce Meskovski, Trajce Ivanoski, Goce Todorovski

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn

Country: United States

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The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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Big Trouble in Little China

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun

Country: United States

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Labyrinth

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part II

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 July 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
  • Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Yoann Gourcuff: French international football/soccer player who currently plays for Lyon in Ligue 1. He operates mainly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be utilized as a withdrawn striker.
  • Derek Sanders: Rock Singer.
  • BJ Raji: Football Player.
  • Raúl García: Spanish footballer.
  • Ryan Jarvis: English footballer.
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Facts:
  • Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
  • Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women).
  • Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Taming A Sea-Horse

By: Robert B. Parker

Spenser's interest in teenage prostitute April Kyle leads him to Robert Rambeaux, ersatz Juilliard student and April's pimp, and to Ginger Bucky, another of Rambeaux's hookers, who suddenly turns up dead.

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The Garden Of Eden

By: Ernest Hemingway

A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Warrior

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Future Knight

Future Knight

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Konami

Mean 18

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

Genre: Golf

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Alien Highway

Alien Highway

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Vortex Software


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