Friday February 14, 1986, Valentine's Day

US date format: 2/14/1986, UK date format: 14/2/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 14, 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 Tiffany Thornton and Kang Min-Soo. In that special week of February people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. At Close Range, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treffpunkt Flughafen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cholo or Brataccas.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
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Movies

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At Close Range

At Close Range

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Mala Noche

Mala Noche

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge, Nyla McCarthy

Ilzaam

Ilzaam

Directed by: Shibu Mitra

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Kiran, Anita Raj

Hollywood Vice Squad

Hollywood Vice Squad

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Trish Van Devere

TV Series

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Days to next February 14

If February 14, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 7 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 20 days.
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Books

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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,

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions

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The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

The Storyteller by Harold Robbins

The Storyteller

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Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Baltron

Baltron

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Scrolling shooter action(with sci-fi and cyberpunk themes[2])

Publisher: Toei Animation

Cholo

Cholo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Hopping Mappy

Hopping Mappy

Platform: Arcade, Mobile Phone (i Appli/V Appli/BREW), Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari Sony Computer Entertainment

Brataccas

Brataccas

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Mac OS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: EU Psygnosis; NA Mindscape


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