Tuesday October 21, 1986

US date format: 10/21/1986, UK date format: 21/10/1986

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Natalee Holloway and Christopher Uckermann. 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. Nobody's Fool, directed by Evelyn Purcell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 180 or GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Events

  • IBM re-forms in South Africa
  • Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

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Movies

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Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

Directed by: Evelyn Purcell

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Mare Winningham, Jim Youngs

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

The Wraith

The Wraith

Directed by: Mike Marvin

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

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TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Dossier Verhulst

Dossier Verhulst

Softly from Paris

Softly from Paris

Oikogeneia Vlammenou

Oikogeneia Vlammenou

Auberle & Co. KG

Auberle & Co. KG

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 10 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen

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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

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands

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Hollywood Husbands are hot...Hollywood Husbands aredynamic...Hollywood Husbands are sexy... Jack Python is the hottest Hollywood Husband of all. He rulesnighttime T.V. and his controversial talk show burns up the ratings, while thewomen he encounters melt.

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov

Foundation And Earth

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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mermaid Madness

Mermaid Madness

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

180

180

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Heartland

Heartland

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

Firelord

Firelord

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure


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