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Sunday January 12, 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 12, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miguel Angel Nieto and Gemma Arterton. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Desert Bloom, directed by Eugene Corr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Scared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost House or Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest.
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What the sky looked like on 12 January 1986

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Desert Bloom

Directed by: Eugene Corr

Starring: Jon Voight, JoBeth Williams, Annabeth Gish, Ellen Barkin

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States

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Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

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The Clan of the Cave Bear

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

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TV Series

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

Running Scared

Directed by: Not Specified

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • 24th space shuttle mission STS 61-C Columbia 7 is launched with the first Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz.
  • Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of third period.
  • Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.

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Sport Games on 12 January 1986

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  • Los Angeles Rams - Chicago Bears : 0 - 24
  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 31 - 14
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 12, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

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

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Dancing In The Light

By: Shirley MacLaine

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.

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Secrets

By: Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

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 ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS, Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Doraemon

Doraemon

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Ghost House

Ghost House

Platform: Master System

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Sega

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Single Bars, Single Women

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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Top Cat

Studio: Worldvision Home Video

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Snowballing

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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Dreamaniac

Studio: Wizard Video

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Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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