Wednesday December 17, 1986

US date format: 12/17/1986, UK date format: 17/12/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Alla Kostromicheva and Vanessa Zima. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Witchboard, directed by Kevin Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Golden Cup by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Little Vampire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Athena or Cover art for the TurboGrafx-CD release.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • US Congress forms "Irangate" committee.
  • Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the first heart, lung, and liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England).

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Famous Deaths

  • : Record co President (MGM), dies at 52 of...

Movies

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Witchboard

Witchboard

Directed by: Kevin Tenney

Starring: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite

Wisdom

Wisdom

Directed by: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright

Star Slammer

Star Slammer

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Sandy Brooke, Suzy Stokey, Ross Hagen, Marya Gant

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

The Morning After

The Morning After

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

TV Series

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The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 9 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts

Flight Of The Intruder

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A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the New York Times bestseller list, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER became an instant classic.

James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

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In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Perfume

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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dynamite Dan II

Dynamite Dan II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Jackal

Jackal

Platform: Arcade, NES, FDS, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Mobile phone, XBLA via Game Room

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

Athena

Athena

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation Network

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: SNK

Cover art for the TurboGrafx-CD release

Cover art for the TurboGrafx-CD release

Platform: Famicom, Fujitsu FM-7, Microsoft Windows, NEC PC-88, NEC PC-98, MSX, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-CD, MS-DOS, Nintendo DS, iOS,

Genre: Adventure game Visual novel

Publisher: Riverhillsoft (PC-98)[1] Micro Cabin (MSX)[2] Brøderbund (DOS)[1] Hudson Soft (TG-CD)[1] FonFun (DS)[1] SETA Corporation (FC)

Darwin 4078

Darwin 4078

Platform: Arcade MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Hudson (MSX)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1986?

On December 17, 1986 several famous people were born including, Alla Kostromicheva, Vanessa Zima, Emma Bell.

Which famous people died on December 17, 1986?

Famous people died on December 17, 1986 include, Ron Kass.

What was the number one song in December 17, 1986?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 1986 was Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles in US and The Final Countdown by Europe in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 1986?

The top hits on December 17, 1986 were Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles, The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby, Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung in US and The Final Countdown by Europe, Caravan Of Love by The Housemartins, Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson in UK.


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