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Saturday 18 January 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Becca Tobin and Devin Kelley. 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. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while What'S Bred In The Bone by Robertson Davies was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ramayan. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kid Niki: Radical Ninja or Miami Vice.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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Starring: Master Rinku

Country: India


Starring: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1986 ?

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
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  • 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission - Columbia 7 - returns to Earth.
  • New York Lotto pays US$30.5 million to one winner (numbers are 19-20-27-34-41-46).

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

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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London Match

By: Len Deighton

Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

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By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

Platform: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Irem, Data East

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Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk

Aighina no Yogen: From the Legend of Balubalouk

Platform: Family Computer Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Alter Ego

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Life simulation Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision

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Heavy on the Magick

Heavy on the Magick

Platform: Amstrad CPC[2] ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games, Ltd.[2]

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