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Monday 17 February 1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Rodriguez and Daphne Oz. In that special week of February people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hot Metal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Get Dexter or Laser Hawk.
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 ?

Hot Metal

Starring: Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bluebell

Starring: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Country: United States

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Nine 1/2 Weeks

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton

Country: United States

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Quicksilver

Directed by: Tom Donnelly

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez

Country: United States

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The Delta Force

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Carry on Jack

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Cribbins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti: East Indian teacher and religious leader, a philosopher and metaphysician from his youth.
  • Paul Stewart: Actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window).
Facts:
  • 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
  • Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
  • Johnson and Johnson announces it no longer sells capsule drugs.
  • The Single European Act is signed.
  • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pat Robertson -- Feb. 17, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8997
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Challenger' Explodes -- Feb. 10, 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 ?

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Global Software

Get Dexter

Get Dexter

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: ERE Informatique/PSS

Ghost House

Platform: Master System

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Sega

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Crackout

Crackout

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter


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