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Wednesday 23 April 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sven Kramer and Alysia Montaño. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Break In by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jossy's Giants. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Contact Sam Cruise or iD.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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Catherine

Starring: Claudine Ancelot, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Pascale Petit, Philippe Clay

Country: France

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Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
  • Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60 metre indoor (7 seconds).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9006
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Oil -- Apr. 14, 1986

Books

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

Break In

By: Dick Francis

Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his

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The Great Getty

By: Robert Lenzner

from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

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A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By: Oliver Sacks

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Contact Sam Cruise

Contact Sam Cruise

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

3-D Thunder Ceptor II

3-D Thunder Ceptor II

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Namco

Chiller

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, American Game Cartridges (NES - US), HES (NES - Australia)

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Hypaball

Hypaball

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics

iD

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: CRL

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