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Monday 17 March 1986, St. Patrick's Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miles Kane and Chris Davis. In that special week of March people in US were listening to These Dreams by Heart. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, 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 Catherine. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crackout or Lords of Conquest.
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 30 days ?

Catherine

Starring: Claudine Ancelot, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Pascale Petit, Philippe Clay

Country: France

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Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Supernova Flashman

Starring: Touta Tarumi, Kihachiro Uemura, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Youko Nakamura

Country: Japan

Dragon Ball

Starring: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Mayumi Tanaka

Country: Japan

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Hot Metal

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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House

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt

Country: United States

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The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hal Buckley: Actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49.
Facts:
  • Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million Belgian francs.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Drugs at Work -- Mar. 17, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9001
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Corazon Aquino & Salvador Laurel -- Mar. 10, 1986

Books

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

The Fringes Of Power

By: John Colville

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

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Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife

By: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Book by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

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Adrift

By: Steven Callahan

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six

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House

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Martech

Crackout

Crackout

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

Lords of Conquest

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Don Daglow

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Mappy-Land

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action, Platform game

Publisher: NA: Taxan JP: Namco Wii U Virtual Console: Bandai Namco Games

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Annals of Rome

Annals of Rome

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: PSS


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