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Wednesday 20 August 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Martin (cyclist) and Tania Sachdev. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers or The Golden Path.
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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1986

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Movies

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

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States

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River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

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Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

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The Whoopee Boys

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

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La corrida

Directed by: Not specifed

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Yi tian tu long ji

Call Me Mister

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Donn Bennett: TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76.
  • Walter Brooke: Actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71.
  • Thad Jones: American trumpet player and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986).
Facts:
  • Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead
  • Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
  • In Edmond, Oklahoma, United States Postal Service employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers before committing suicide.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 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 ?

Fatherhood

By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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Regrets Only

By: Sally Quinn

"A walloping good read."LIZ SMITHAlison Sterling, the beautiful, brilliant, and blonde reporter for a major Washington daily is having a secret love affair with the very adorable, very accomplished, very married

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aardvark

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commodore 16

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bug-Byte

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Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

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Championship Wrestling

Platform: Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Professional wrestling[1] Fighting

Publisher: Epyx

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The Golden Path

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Telecomsoft

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Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Home videos

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

The Journey of Natty Gann

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Jolson Story

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Jiminy Cricket's Christmas

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Return of the Living Dead

Studio: Thorn EMI

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Dreamaniac

Studio: Wizard Video

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