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Wednesday 17 September 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sanaya Irani and De La Ghetto . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Stuck With You by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, directed by John McNaughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crime Story. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Baseball or Jackal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Crime Story

Written by: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

Starring: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Country: United States

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Zoobilee Zoo

Starring: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance, Gary Schwartz

Country: United States

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Siskel & Ebert

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Directed by: John McNaughton

Starring: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles

Country: United States

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The Name of the Rose

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger

Country: United States

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Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

Country: United States

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Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States

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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • Mets clinch NL East Championship
  • US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice.

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Books

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

Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Texas

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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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Championship Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Activision

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Darius

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, PC Engine (Super CD-ROM²), Wii (Virtual Console), ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; JP NEC (PCE/CD); EU The Edge (AMI/ST)

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The Colour of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

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The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Jackal

Platform: Arcade, NES, FDS, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Mobile phone, XBLA via Game Room

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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