Thursday October 16, 1986

US date format: 10/16/1986, UK date format: 16/10/1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Inna (singer) and Jordan Larson. In that special week of October people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Mayflower Madam by Sydney Biddle Barrows with William Novak was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Super Sloppy Double Dare. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Miami Vice or Get Dexter.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Raggedy Ann opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
  • US government closes down due to budget problems.
  • Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb.
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Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

The Wraith

The Wraith

Directed by: Mike Marvin

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

TV Series

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Super Sloppy Double Dare

Super Sloppy Double Dare

Open Air

Open Air

Codco

Codco

The Two of Us

The Two of Us

One O'Clock News

One O'Clock News

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 9 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mayflower Madam by Sydney Biddle Barrows with William Novak

Mayflower Madam

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With flair, humor, and style, Sydney Biddle Barrows tells the whole intriguing story of how she merged business and sex to create Cachet--the escort service of choice among rich, powerful, and prominent men.

Eisenhower At War 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower

Eisenhower At War 1943-1945

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Eisenhower: At War 1943-1945, by Eisenhower, David

The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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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.

Roger'S Version by John Updike

Roger'S Version

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As Roger Lambert tells it, he, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is buttonholed in his office by Dale Kohler, an earnest young computer scientist who believes that quantifiable evidence of God’s

Star Woman by Lynn V. Andrews

Star Woman

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Join Lynn Andrews on her personal vision quest as she searches for an ancient knowledge to bridge the gap between the primal mind and white consciousness, guided by a white stallion

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

Get Dexter

Get Dexter

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: ERE Informatique/PSS

Future Knight

Future Knight

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Mr. Mephisto

Mr. Mephisto

Platform: Commodore 64 BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Euro-byte

Gunship

Gunship

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX Spectrum, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse


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