Sunday August 17, 1986

US date format: 8/17/1986, UK date format: 17/8/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Tyrus Thomas and Rudy Gay. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Action Fighter or Big Event Golf.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones and pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen and outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
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Movies

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States of America

River's Edge

River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Extremities

Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

The Whoopee Boys

The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

The Fly

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

T-Bag Strikes Again

T-Bag Strikes Again

Roda de Fogo

Roda de Fogo

Macken

Macken

Five Alive

Five Alive

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard

An Alien Affair

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What on Earth are the Voltarians up to now? Fast cars and fast women. Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller is putting the pedal to the metal in a race against time-the

The Underground Empire by James Mills

The Underground Empire

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The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Act Of Will

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Bridging three generations, this sweeping saga from renowned bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of three extraordinary women, and the acts of will that shape their lives. Orphaned

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

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Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia

Bus 9 To Paradise

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Paradise on earth? Why not. Our existence is precisely what we make it and by embracing the many pleasures life has to offer, we can have unlimited joy.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Global Software

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Platform: Arcade, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Sega Master System

Genre: Shooter, racing

Publisher: Sega

Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito


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