Saturday August 16, 1986

US date format: 8/16/1986, UK date format: 16/8/1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart 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 An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bird Week or Meltdown.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1986

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Movies

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Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

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

Country: United States of America

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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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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States of America

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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
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Planetary positions on August 16, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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The Garden Of Eden

By: Ernest Hemingway

A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in

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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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The Eighth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

When a rare coin vanishes, an appraiser tries to clear her name—and exposes one family’s lethal secretsAppraising rare coins for Grandby & Sons, a venerable Madison Avenue auction house, is a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aliens: The Computer Game

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Activision

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Imogen

Imogen

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle / platform game

Publisher: Micro Power Superior Software

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Platform: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Irem, Data East

Meltdown

Meltdown

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Alligata Software

Bird Week

Bird Week

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Life simulation Action

Publisher: Toshiba EMI

Home videos

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

Back to the Future

Studio: MCA Home Video

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Save the Panda

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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Top Cat

Studio: Worldvision Home Video

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The Incredible Human Machine

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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