Monday February 17, 1986

US date format: 2/17/1986, UK date format: 17/2/1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 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 Naked Cage, directed by Paul Nicholas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Fringes Of Power by John Colville was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treffpunkt Flughafen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fer et Flamme or Alien Highway.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Events

  • 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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The Naked Cage

The Naked Cage

Directed by: Paul Nicholas

Starring: Shari Shattuck, Angel Tompkins, Lucinda Crosby, Stacey Shaffer

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Directed by: Dale Schott

Starring: Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Hadley Kay, Chris Wiggins

Girls School Screamers

Girls School Screamers

Directed by: John P. Finnegan

Starring: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, Beth O'Malley

At Close Range

At Close Range

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

TV Series

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Days to next February 17

If February 17, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 7 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fringes Of Power by John Colville

The Fringes Of Power

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A bestseller in the hardcover edition, "this witty, graceful, irreverent and compulsively readable diary by Winston Churchill's wartime private secretary throws fascinating new light on the great British leader and on

Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions

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The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

The Seventh Secret by Irving Wallace

The Seventh Secret

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Every week a tall, attractive, older woman named Evelyn Hoffmann make her regular visit to the bustling downtown district of West Berlin....Irving

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

The City Of Joy by Dominique Lapierre

The City Of Joy

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Living in the seeming hell of one of the poorest and most crowded quarters of Calcutta are the saints of today: saints such as Mother Teresa, saints such as Stephen Kovalski,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aardvark

Aardvark

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commodore 16

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Fer et Flamme

Fer et Flamme

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

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

Alien Highway

Alien Highway

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Vortex Software

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest

Platform: MSX PC-9801 X68000 Super Famicom Satellaview Game Boy Color Mobile phones Wii Android iOS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Enix; NA Nintendo


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