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Friday 18 April 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eleanor James and Billy Butler (baseball). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jossy's Giants. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3-D Thunder Ceptor II or Ghosts 'n Goblins.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

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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Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

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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TV Series

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

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1986 ?

  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  • Robert M Gates becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Oil -- Apr. 14, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9005
  • Time: NY Mets baseball player Dwight Gooden


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


By: Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

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Break In

By: Dick Francis

Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his

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Seasons Of The Heart

By: Cynthia Freeman

Some spine creasing and wear. Front and back cover pages have corner creasing and all edges have smugging . Front inside page have initials, no other marks and intact.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3-D Thunder Ceptor II

3-D Thunder Ceptor II

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Namco

Deadly Towers

Platform: NES

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund

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Ghosts 'n Goblins

Platform: Arcade, NES, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Color, various home computer ports

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Capcom (Worldwide, Japan) Taito America (North America)

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Adventure Island

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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