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Sunday 17 August 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bryton McClure and Ariadne Diaz. 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. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firelord or Hyper Dyne Side Arms.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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King of the Ghetto

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jossy's Giants

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 30 days ?

Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • 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
  • Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Submarines uncover lost treasures from the ocean
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9022
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 4, 1986

Books

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

Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

Firelord

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

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Hyper Dyne Side Arms

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, PC Engine CD ROM, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Capcom/Romstar (US)

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Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk

Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk

Platform: Family Computer Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Mighty Bomb Jack

Mighty Bomb Jack

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64,[1] Famicom/NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tecmo


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