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Friday 16 May 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Megan Fox and Drew Roy. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Working Girls, directed by Lizzie Borden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Event Golf or Galaforce.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1986

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Movies

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

Working Girls

Directed by: Lizzie Borden

Starring: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Deborah Banks

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Psycho III

Directed by: Anthony Perkins

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

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Big Trouble

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

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Crawlspace

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

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Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rambo

Directed by: lionsgate

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Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

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Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Top Gun, premieres
  • Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
  • The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • South African President P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela.
  • ''Hands Across America'': At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Lonesome Dove

By: Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

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The Triumph Of Politics

By: David A. Stockman

As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the

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The Handmaid'S Tale

By: Margaret Atwood

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

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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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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

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure

Publisher: Virgin Interactive, Electronic Arts

Galaforce

Galaforce

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Home videos

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

The Sex O'Clock News

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Colorized version.

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Back to the Future

Studio: MCA Home Video

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My Science Project

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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