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Wednesday 16 April 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul di Resta and Laura Langman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jossy's Giants. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amnesia or Championship Sprint.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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Starring: Claudine Ancelot, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Pascale Petit, Philippe Clay

Country: France

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Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1986 ?

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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  • West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Oil -- Apr. 14, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9005
  • Time: NY Mets baseball player Dwight Gooden


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

The Great Getty

By: Robert Lenzner

from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

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Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife

By: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Book by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

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Greed And Glory On Wall Street

By: Ken Auletta

On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of

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Black Genesis

By: L. Ron Hubbard

Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth. The Voltarian scouting party has arrived, led by one Jettero Heller. His mission: rescue the planet and prepare it for invasion.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

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Ghost House

Platform: Master System

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Annals of Rome

Annals of Rome

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

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: PSS

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

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