Monday January 20, 1986

US date format: 1/20/1986, UK date format: 20/1/1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 20, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kevin Parker (musician) and Tjasa Kokalj. 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. Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu or Glider Rider.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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Events

  • 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
  • Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
  • Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan.
  • The first US federal Martin Luther King Day holiday, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., is observed.

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Movies

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Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Country: United States of America

F/X

F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

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TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next January 20

If January 20, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D.

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

London Match by Len Deighton

London Match

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Might and Magic Book One: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum

Might and Magic Book One: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS, C64, Mac, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98, MSX, TG-CD, X1, X68000, NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: New World Computing Gakken (Japan) StarCraft (Japan) Sammy USA

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Konami

Glider Rider

Glider Rider

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Quicksilva

Empire!

Empire!

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Strategy / Action

Publisher: Firebird Software

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Platform: Master System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega


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