Friday December 12, 1986

US date format: 12/12/1986, UK date format: 12/12/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 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 Katrina Patchett and Mitsuhiro Hidaka. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alfons Zitterbacke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 180 or Druid.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)

Events

  • Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed.

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Movies

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

The Morning After

The Morning After

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Directed by: John De Bello

Starring: Jim Parrott, Richard Gilliland, Kathi Diamant, James Newell

Platoon

Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Country: United States of America

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

Days to next December 12

If December 12, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 9 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

Through A Glass Darkly

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"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour

Last Of The Breed

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“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.

Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov

Foundation And Earth

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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind

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Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

180

180

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Layla

Layla

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: DB-SOFT

Jack the Nipper

Jack the Nipper

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

Genre: Puzzle, Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Mobile Phones, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (NES version)

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Druid

Druid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Sharp X68000

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Firebird

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 12, 1986?

On December 12, 1986 several famous people were born including, Katrina Patchett, Thomas Wansey, Mitsuhiro Hidaka.

What was the number one song in December 12, 1986?

The number one song in the week of December 12, 1986 was The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby in US and The Final Countdown by Europe in UK.

What were the top hits on December 12, 1986?

The top hits on December 12, 1986 were The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby, Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles, Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News in US and The Final Countdown by Europe, Caravan Of Love by The Housemartins, Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson in UK.


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