Sunday March 16, 1986

US date format: 3/16/1986, UK date format: 16/3/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Alexandra Daddario and Toney Douglas. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Sara by Starship. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Lucas, directed by David Seltzer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Adrift by Steven Callahan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Athena or Gall Force.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Events

  • Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA / Glendale Federal Golf Classic

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Movies

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Lucas

Lucas

Directed by: David Seltzer

Starring: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

The Money Pit

The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

Country: United States of America

The Zero Boys

The Zero Boys

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney, Nicole Rio, Tom Shell

Rad

Rad

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Just Between Friends

Just Between Friends

Directed by: Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Christine Lahti, Julie Payne

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Days to next March 16

If March 16, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Adrift by Steven Callahan

Adrift

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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six

No Laughing Matter by Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel

No Laughing Matter

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MEMOIR It all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows, coping

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

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#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.

The Storyteller by Harold Robbins

The Storyteller

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Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from

Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi

Wiseguy

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heavy on the Magick

Heavy on the Magick

Platform: Amstrad CPC[2] ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games, Ltd.[2]

Imogen

Imogen

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle / platform game

Publisher: Micro Power Superior Software

The Goonies

The Goonies

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Disk System, PC-8801, X1

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

Athena

Athena

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation Network

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: SNK

Gall Force

Gall Force

Genre: Adventure, science fiction


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