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Tuesday 21 January 1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Quick and Peyton Hillis. 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 Comet by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Scared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghosts 'n Goblins or Gemstone Healer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

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

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

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

Country: United States

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F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

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

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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

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

Running Scared

Directed by: Not Specified

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Der Sohn des Schützen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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Facts:
  • Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed.
  • Allison J Brown, age 17 of Oklahoma, crowned fourth Miss Teen USA.

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Books

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

Comet

By: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.Comet

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Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

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

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Only One Woof

By: James Herriot

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

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Castle

Platform: PC-8801, PC-9801, PC-6001, FM-7, X1, MSX, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle-Platfomer

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

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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

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Platform: Arcade, NES, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Color, various home computer ports

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Capcom (Worldwide, Japan) Taito America (North America)

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Cyberun

Cyberun

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Gemstone Healer

Gemstone Healer

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Action Adventure Game

Publisher: SSI

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Journey of Natty Gann

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Yukon Passage

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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Atocha: Quest for Treasure

Studio: National Geographic Video (page does not exist)

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The Jolson Story

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Snowballing

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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