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Friday 12 September 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emmy Rossum and Joanne Jackson. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun) by Berlin. In UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crime Story. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mr. Mephisto or Crackout.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Crime Story

Written by: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

Starring: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Country: United States

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Zoobilee Zoo

Starring: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance, Gary Schwartz

Country: United States

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Siskel & Ebert

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States

Ulysses 31

Starring: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Country: France

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Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea

Written by: Nina Wolmark

Starring: Jeanine Forney, Chris Benard, Amandine Rajau, Louis Arbessier

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 September 1986 ?

  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
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  • 240.49 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly
  • The 3-D film Captain Eo, starring Michael Jackson, opens in the Magic Eye Theater in EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World. It cost over US$17 million to produce, making it the most costly movie to date, at about US$1 million per minute. Lucasfilm provided more than 150 special effects for the 17-minute movie.

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

The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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By: Danielle Steel

Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

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By: William J. Caunitz

Brooklyn. Early June. A man strolls into a candy store, pulls out a sawed-off shotgun, and blows away two people: owner Yetta Zimmerman and her customer, NYPD Lt.

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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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mr. Mephisto

Mr. Mephisto

Platform: Commodore 64 BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Euro-byte

Darwin 4078

Darwin 4078

Platform: Arcade MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Hudson (MSX)

Action Fighter

Platform: Arcade, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Sega Master System

Genre: Shooter, racing

Publisher: Sega

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Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

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Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

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