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Saturday 23 August 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josh Morris and Skyler Gordy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Underground Empire by James Mills was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crackout or King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Solunski patrdii

Starring: Blagoja Spirkovski-Dzumerko, Dimce Meskovski, Trajce Ivanoski, Goce Todorovski

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Country: United States

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Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Howard the Duck

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Rags closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrew Wyeth's 'Helga' -- Aug. 18, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9023
  • Time: Submarines uncover lost treasures from the ocean

Books

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

The Underground Empire

By: James Mills

The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

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Wanderlust

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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A Cast Of Killers

By: Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

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I'Ll Take Manhattan

By: Judith Krantz

I'll take Manhattan is a fascinating drama of power, sexual obsession, betrayal, and true love played out in the sophisticated, high-stakes arena of magazine publishing.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crackout

Crackout

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

Army Moves

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Deactivators

Deactivators

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Reaktor

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Layla

Layla

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: DB-SOFT


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