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Saturday August 16, 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shawn Pyfrom and Elisa Nájera. 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. Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cholo or Legend of the Amazon Women.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1986

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States

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River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

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Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

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The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

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The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

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La corrida

Directed by: Not specifed

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T-Bag Strikes Again

Roda de Fogo

Macken

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Hurley: Song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45.
  • Jaime Saenz: Bolivian poet and novelist, and short story writer (Born 1921).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1986 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
  2. Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) - Peter Cetera
  3. Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
  4. Steve Winwood - Higher Love
  5. Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
  6. Bananarama - Venus
  7. Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
  8. Rumors - Timex Social Club
  9. Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun) - Berlin
  10. The Edge Of Heaven - Wham!
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Do You Get Enough Love - Shirley Jones
  2. Anita Baker - Sweet Love
  3. Jean Carne - Closer Than Close
  4. Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason
  5. Love The One I'm With (A Lotta Love) - Melba Moore & Kashif
  6. Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent - Gwen Guthrie
  7. Billy Ocean - Love Zone
  8. Rumors -
  9. Patti LaBelle - Oh, People
  10. You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) - Jeffrey Osborne
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
  2. Boris Gardiner - I Want To Wake Up With You
  3. Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
  4. So Macho / Cruising - Sinitta
  5. Camouflage - Stan Ridgway

Books

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

Last Of The Breed

By: Louis L'Amour

“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.

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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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Suspects

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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When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough

By: Harold S. Kushner

'There is no Answer but there are answers...' Rabbi Kushner's previous bestseller brought comfort to millions by helping them cope with life's shattering tragedies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cholo

Cholo

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

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Army Moves

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Agent X

Agent X

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mastertronic

Astro Warrior

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Legend of the Amazon Women

Legend of the Amazon Women

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: U.S. Gold Mastertronic

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Studio: Touchstone Home Video

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Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Atocha: Quest for Treasure

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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Jiminy Cricket's Christmas

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Funny Lady

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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