Sunday January 12, 1986

US date format: 1/12/1986, UK date format: 12/1/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Gemma Arterton and Miguel Angel Nieto. 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 Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dead Zone (video game) or King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human.
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Historical Events

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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

Events

  • 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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Movies

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Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom

Directed by: Eugene Corr

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

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

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

Country: United States of America

Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

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

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Directed by: Michael Chapman

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

Sport Games on January 12, 1986

Sport Games on January 12, 1986


NFL

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Chicago Bears : 0 - 24
  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 31 - 14
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TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

Comet by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

Comet

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WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.Comet

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dead Zone (video game)

Dead Zone (video game)

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SunSoft

Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Platform: Commodore 64, FM Towns, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Quantum Link, Fujitsu

Empire!

Empire!

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Strategy / Action

Publisher: Firebird Software

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On January 12, 1986 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 12, 1986?

On January 12, 1986 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 12, 1986?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on January 12, 1986?

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

Which famous people are born on January 12, 1986?

On January 12, 1986 several famous people were born including, Gemma Arterton, Kieron Richardson, Miguel Angel Nieto.

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

The number one song in the week of January 12, 1986 was Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys in UK.

What were the top hits on January 12, 1986?

The top hits on January 12, 1986 were Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie, Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy, That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends in US and West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys, The Sun Always Shines On TV by A-ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.


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