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Saturday 17 May 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tahj Mowry and Alizee Guinochet. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Working Girls, directed by Lizzie Borden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Wrestling or Cyberun.
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What the sky looked like on 17 May 1986

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Movies

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

Working Girls

Directed by: Lizzie Borden

Starring: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Deborah Banks

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Psycho III

Directed by: Anthony Perkins

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

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Big Trouble

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

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Crawlspace

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

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Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rambo

Directed by: lionsgate

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Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

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Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Chicken Song by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart
  • 112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Great Getty

By: Robert Lenzner

from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

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The Book Of Abraham

By: Marek Halter

General; Historical fiction; History; Jews;

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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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I'Ll Take Manhattan

By: Judith Krantz

Here is Judith Krantz's greatest triumph--I'll Take Manhattan. In the high-stakes world of magazine publishing, she weaves a dazzling tale of love and betrayal, and creates her most joyous character--sensational Maxi, an uninhibited woman who unexpectedly discovers that her talent ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cholo

Cholo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Cyberun

Cyberun

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Army Moves

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Championship Wrestling

Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

Mighty Bomb Jack

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64,[1] Famicom/NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tecmo

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

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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Dreamaniac

Studio: Wizard Video

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My Science Project

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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The Incredible Human Machine

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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