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Monday 20 October 1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elyse Taylor and Priyanka Sharma. In that special week of October people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. 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 Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Irgendwie und sowieso. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Articfox or Dark Castle.
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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 20 October 1986 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Samora Machel: Mozambican commander and politician 1st President of Mozambique (d. 1986).
  • Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
  • The US Mint launches the American Eagle 0.9167 fine gold bullion coin program.

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Sport Games on 20 October 1986

American Football
  • Denver Broncos - New York Jets : 10 - 22
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1986?

  • Time: U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev leaving unsuccessful arms summit m
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9033
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Summit in Iceland -- Oct. 13, 1986


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


By: Danielle Steel

Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

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Fortune Of Fear

By: L. Ron Hubbard

The Voltarian invaders are getting down and dirty . . . in the deadliest of games.The price: Planet Earth.Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller has heart, nerve and a quick mind on

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The Beet Queen

By: Louise Erdrich

On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

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The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Bug-Byte

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Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, Apple IIe

Genre: Action, vehicle simulation, first-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Dark Castle

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Commodore 64, CD-i, MSX

Genre: Platform game

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Defender of the Crown

Platform: DOS, NES, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Commodore CDTV, CD-i, Windows, Game Boy Advance, iOS

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Cinemaware

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Hollywood Hijinx

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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