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Sunday 20 July 1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Morgane Blondy and Osric Chau. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Invisible Touch by Genesis. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Solunski patrdii. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fantasy Zone or The Incredible Shrinking Fireman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Solunski patrdii

Starring: Blagoja Spirkovski-Dzumerko, Dimce Meskovski, Trajce Ivanoski, Goce Todorovski

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington

Country: United States

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Heartburn

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels

Country: United States

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Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn

Country: United States

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The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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Big Trouble in Little China

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
  • Morgane Blondy: French passenger of the train Paris-Limoges derailing at the station of Brétigny-sur-Orge in July 2013.
  • Osric Chau: TV Actor.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Helen Craig: Actress (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 74.
Facts:
  • Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • In South Africa, police fire tear gas into a church service for families of those held under the government's emergency decrees.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Fireworks display in New York harbor during Liberty Weekend
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9018
  • Time: Inset: wedding couple.

Books

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

Last Of The Breed

By: Louis L'Amour

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

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Enter Talking

By: Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

autographed with personalized inscription with plastic over hardback dust cover

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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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Bus 9 To Paradise

By: Leo Buscaglia

Paradise on earth? Why not. Our existence is precisely what we make it and by embracing the many pleasures life has to offer, we can have unlimited joy.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fantasy Zone

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mark III/Master System, Sega Saturn, X68000

Genre: Scrolling shooter, Cute 'em up

Publisher: JP/NA/PAL Sega; JP GRC; JP SunSoft; JP/NA NEC; BRA Tec Toy

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Amnesia

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Baltron

Baltron

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Scrolling shooter action(with sci-fi and cyberpunk themes[2])

Publisher: Toei Animation

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure

Publisher: Virgin Interactive, Electronic Arts

The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

The Incredible Shrinking Fireman

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic


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