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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 Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hot Metal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Black Cauldron or Layla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

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

Country: United States

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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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Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine

Country: United States

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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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Sivi dom

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rajko Prodanovic, Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic, Zarko Lausevic


Starring: Master Rinku

Country: India


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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1986 ?

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
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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).
  • 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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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


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

Bus 9 To Paradise

By: Leo Buscaglia

Paradise on earth? Why not. Our existence is precisely what we make it and by embracing the many pleasures life has to offer, we can have unlimited joy.

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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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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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World'S Fair

By: E. L. Doctorow

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: MSX, iOS

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Compile, D4 Enterprise

Heavy on the Magick

Heavy on the Magick

Platform: Amstrad CPC[2] ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games, Ltd.[2]

The Black Cauldron

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

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Falklands '82

Falklands '82

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services



Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: DB-SOFT

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