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Thursday 17 April 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Romain Grosjean and Paula Lane. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jossy's Giants. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Annals of Rome or Leather Goddesses of Phobos.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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Catherine

Starring: Claudine Ancelot, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Pascale Petit, Philippe Clay

Country: France

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Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Facts:
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove
  • IBM produces first megabit-chip.
  • Netherlands and the Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651).
  • The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1986?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Oil -- Apr. 14, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9005
  • Time: NY Mets baseball player Dwight Gooden

Books

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

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough

By: Harold S. Kushner

'There is no Answer but there are answers...' Rabbi Kushner's previous bestseller brought comfort to millions by helping them cope with life's shattering tragedies.

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Paradise Postponed

By: John Mortimer

When Simeon Simcox, a socialist clergyman, leaves his entire fortune not to his family but to the ruthless, social-climbing Tory MP Leslie Titmuss, the Rector's two sons react in very different

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Break In

By: Dick Francis

Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By: Oliver Sacks

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Annals of Rome

Annals of Rome

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: PSS

The Black Cauldron

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

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Galaforce

Galaforce

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

Drag Race Eliminator

Drag Race Eliminator

Platform: Commodore 64 IBM PC

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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