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Friday 17 January 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 17, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chloe Lattanzi and Hale Appleman. In that special week of January people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Only One Woof by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Scared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure Island or Leaderboard.
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What the sky looked like on 17 January 1986

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Movies

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

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Country: United States

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F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

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Youngblood

Directed by: Peter Markle

Starring: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter

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TV Series

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

Running Scared

Directed by: Not Specified

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 17, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Only One Woof

By: James Herriot

Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

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Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

By: Lewis Grizzard

From New York Times Bestselling Author Lewis Grizzard ...John Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.

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On The Road With Charles Kuralt

By: Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

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What'S Bred In The Bone

By: Robertson Davies

At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

Bombo

Bombo

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Rino

Adventure Island

Adventure Island

Platform: NES, MSX, Game Boy, Gamate, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Leaderboard

Leaderboard

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 800/XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports simulation (golf)

Publisher: Access Software

Kane

Kane

Platform: Acorn Electron Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Commodore 16/Plus/4 Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

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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Yukon Passage

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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The Return of the Living Dead

Studio: Thorn EMI

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Jiminy Cricket's Christmas

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Studio: Touchstone Home Video

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