Sunday October 12, 1986

US date format: 10/12/1986, UK date format: 12/10/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 12, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tyler Blackburn and Marcus Paulk. In that special week of October people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Fringe Dwellers, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pinny's House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captured or GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two.
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The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Soul Man

Soul Man

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

The Seventh Curse

The Seventh Curse

Directed by: Ngai Choi Lam

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Siu-Ho Chin, Maggie Cheung, Ken Boyle


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 12, 1986?


  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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  • California Angels, within one pitch of pennant victory lose to Boston Red Sox.

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Sport Games on October 12, 1986

Sport Games on October 12, 1986


American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 27
  • Chicago Bears - Houston Oilers : 20 - 7
  • Denver Broncos - San Diego Chargers : 31 - 14
  • Detroit Lions - Green Bay Packers : 21 - 14
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Cleveland Browns : 7 - 20
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TV Series

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Pinny's House

Pinny's House

Die Wicherts von nebenan

Die Wicherts von nebenan

A vista de pájaro

A vista de pájaro

Music Station

Music Station

Uma Boa Ideia

Uma Boa Ideia

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The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Prince Of Tides


PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour

Last Of The Breed


“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.

The Golden Cup by Belva Plain

The Golden Cup


In this magnificent return to the world of Evergreen, Henrietta Roth, an extraordinary woman, fights to control her destiny; and three turbulent generations come vividly to life against a background of

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby



From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories


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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: American Action


Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commodore 16

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bug-Byte


Platform: Arcade, NES, FDS, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Mobile phone, XBLA via Game Room

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

Alter Ego

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Life simulation Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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