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Sunday 17 August 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing JaJaMaru no Daibouken or Hypaball.
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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1986

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Movies

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

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

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

Country: United States

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River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

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

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Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

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

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The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

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

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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

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La corrida

Directed by: Not specifed

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T-Bag Strikes Again

Roda de Fogo

Macken

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Bourne Supremacy

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

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The Good Mother

By: Sue Miller

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.

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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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Last Of The Breed

By: Louis L'Amour

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

JaJaMaru no Daibouken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Jaleco

Gumshoe

Gumshoe

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer, Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Hypaball

Hypaball

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

Agent X

Agent X

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mastertronic

Firelord

Firelord

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Jolson Story

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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The Return of the Living Dead

Studio: Thorn EMI

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The Sex O'Clock News

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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Back to the Future

Studio: MCA Home Video

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Save the Panda

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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