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Friday 15 August 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Russ Money and Natalia Kills. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Boggit or Dragon Quest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Solunski patrdii

Starring: Blagoja Spirkovski-Dzumerko, Dimce Meskovski, Trajce Ivanoski, Goce Todorovski

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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Manhunter

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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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger
  • US President Ronald Reagan decides to support a replacement for the space shuttle Challenger.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1986?

  • Time: Submarines uncover lost treasures from the ocean
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9022
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 4, 1986

Books

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

The Bourne Supremacy

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

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Act Of Will

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Bridging three generations, this sweeping saga from renowned bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of three extraordinary women, and the acts of will that shape their lives. Orphaned

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In Search Of The Trojan War

By: Michael Wood

Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years.

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An Alien Affair

By: L. Ron Hubbard

What on Earth are the Voltarians up to now? Fast cars and fast women. Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller is putting the pedal to the metal in a race against time-the

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Boggit

The Boggit

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: CRL Group

Dragon Quest

Platform: MSX PC-9801 X68000 Super Famicom Satellaview Game Boy Color Mobile phones Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Enix; NA Nintendo

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Hollywood Hijinx

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Mappy-Land

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action, Platform game

Publisher: NA: Taxan JP: Namco Wii U Virtual Console: Bandai Namco Games

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Black Belt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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