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Tuesday 12 August 1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrei Agius and Kyle Arrington. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Legend of the Amazon Women or Magmax.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 1986 ?

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  • Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1986?

  • Time: Submarines uncover lost treasures from the ocean
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9022
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 4, 1986


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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By: Oliver Sacks

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

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Last Of The Breed

By: Louis L'Amour

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

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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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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action video game

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

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Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Platform: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Irem, Data East

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King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Legend of the Amazon Women

Legend of the Amazon Women

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: U.S. Gold Mastertronic


Platform: Arcade ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu,FCI,Imagine Software

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