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Saturday 18 October 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Renee Bargh and Wilma Elles. In that special week of October people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Irgendwie und sowieso. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chiller or James Bond 007: Goldfinger.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Color of Money

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Sid and Nancy

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Country: United States

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Crocodile Dundee

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Irgendwie und sowieso

Starring: Ottfried Fischer, Elmar Wepper, Robert Giggenbach, Toni Berger

Bosco Adventure

Country: Japan

Cuna de lobos

Starring: Diana Bracho, Gonzalo Vega, María Rubio, Alejandro Camacho

Country: Mexico

Alternatywy 4

Starring: Hanna Bieniuszewicz, Stanislawa Celinska, Anna Chitro, Bozena Dykiel

Country: Poland

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Putovanje u Vucjak

Starring: Rade Serbedzija, Mustafa Nadarevic, Milena Dravic, Mira Furlan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 October 1986 ?

  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1986?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Summit in Iceland -- Oct. 13, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9032
  • Time: Inset: Secretary State George Schultz & Russian Foreign Minister. Eduard Shevardnadze


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

Foundation And Earth

By: Isaac Asimov

The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future

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Mayflower Madam

By: Sydney Biddle Barrows with William Novak

1986 Hardcover Edition in Very Good Condition. Cover & Text are clean & unmarked. The price on the inside Dust Jacket flap has been clipped.

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, American Game Cartridges (NES - US), HES (NES - Australia)

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The Great Escape

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

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James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Mac OS

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape


Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 800/XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports simulation (golf)

Publisher: Access Software

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Les Pyramides d'Atlantys

Les Pyramides d'Atlantys

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Publisher: Microids

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