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What Happened on August 16, 1986

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

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 Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynamite Dan II 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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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

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

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).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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 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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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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The Good Mother

By: Sue Miller

Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dynamite Dan II

Dynamite Dan II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

Meltdown

Meltdown

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Alligata Software

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?

Bloody Birthday

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Jewel of the Nile

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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My Science Project

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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The Incredible Human Machine

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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Night of the Living Dead

Studio: Hal Roach Studios

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