Friday February 21, 1986

US date format: 2/21/1986, UK date format: 21/2/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 Charlotte Church and Prince Amedeo of Belgium Archduke of Austria-Este. In that special week of February people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Cage, directed by Paul Nicholas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Fringes Of Power by John Colville was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treffpunkt Flughafen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyberun or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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Events

  • AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
  • Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined US$20,000 and suspended for ten weeks.

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Movies

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The Naked Cage

The Naked Cage

Directed by: Paul Nicholas

Starring: Shari Shattuck, Angel Tompkins, Lucinda Crosby, Stacey Shaffer

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Directed by: Dale Schott

Starring: Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Hadley Kay, Chris Wiggins

Girls School Screamers

Girls School Screamers

Directed by: John P. Finnegan

Starring: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, Beth O'Malley

At Close Range

At Close Range

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

TV Series

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 5 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fringes Of Power by John Colville

The Fringes Of Power

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A bestseller in the hardcover edition, "this witty, graceful, irreverent and compulsively readable diary by Winston Churchill's wartime private secretary throws fascinating new light on the great British leader and on

Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions

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The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

The Seventh Secret by Irving Wallace

The Seventh Secret

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Every week a tall, attractive, older woman named Evelyn Hoffmann make her regular visit to the bustling downtown district of West Berlin....Irving

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

The City Of Joy by Dominique Lapierre

The City Of Joy

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Living in the seeming hell of one of the poorest and most crowded quarters of Calcutta are the saints of today: saints such as Mother Teresa, saints such as Stephen Kovalski,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cyberun

Cyberun

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Global Software

Last Mission

Last Mission

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Hypaball

Hypaball

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

Into the Eagle's Nest

Into the Eagle's Nest

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Stealth

Publisher: Mindscape


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