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Friday 20 June 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dreama Walker . In that special week of June people in US were listening to On My Own by Patti LaBelle. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Book Of Abraham by Marek Halter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Laser Hawk or Hopping Mappy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part II

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson

Country: United States

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Back to School

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young

Country: United States

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Country: United States

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Raw Deal

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1986 ?

  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
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  • Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Special Issue: Best of America -- June 16, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9014
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Fixing NASA -- June 9, 1986


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

The Book Of Abraham

By: Marek Halter

General; Historical fiction; History; Jews;

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The Triumph Of Politics

By: David A. Stockman

As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the

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A Perfect Spy

By: John le Carré

Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

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Act Of Will

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Bridging three generations, this sweeping saga from renowned bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of three extraordinary women, and the acts of will that shape their lives. Orphaned

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter

Black Belt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Harrier Combat Simulator

Harrier Combat Simulator

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Flight simulation[1] using a first-person perspective

Hopping Mappy

Hopping Mappy

Platform: Arcade, Mobile Phone (i Appli/V Appli/BREW), Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Mean 18

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari 7800, Atari ST, MS-DOS, among others

Genre: Golf

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