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Thursday April 17, 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1986). 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. Blue City, directed by Michelle Manning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rambo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bird Week or Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest.
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What the sky looked like on 17 April 1986

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Movies

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

Blue City

Directed by: Michelle Manning

Starring: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield

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Last Resort

Directed by: Zane Buzby

Starring: Charles Grodin, Robin Pearson Rose, John Ashton, Ellen Blake

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Dream Lovers

Directed by: Tony Au

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Brigitte Lin, Cher Yeung, Man-Lei Wong

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Crocodile Dundee

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Sweet Liberty

Directed by: Alan Alda

Starring: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins

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TV Series

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

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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King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 17, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Wiseguy

By: Nicholas Pileggi

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

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House

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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Blessings In Disguise

By: Alec Guinness

The memoirs of the actor Sir Alec Guinness. The book includes pen portraits of such characters as Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike and John Gielgud, as well as accounts of Guinness's film

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Greed And Glory On Wall Street

By: Ken Auletta

On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

The Black Bass

The Black Bass

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System

Publisher: Hot B

Deactivators

Deactivators

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Reaktor

Bird Week

Bird Week

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Life simulation Action

Publisher: Toshiba EMI

Black Belt

Black Belt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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 Journey of Natty Gann

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Sex O'Clock News

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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My Science Project

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Studio: Touchstone Home Video

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