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Wednesday 24 December 1986, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arnold Telagaarta and Ana Contreras. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kane or The Black Cauldron.
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 ?

Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha

Starring: Ivan Laskin, Iliya Lingurski, Georgi Markov, Irena Minkova

Country: Bulgaria

Julpussar och Stjärnsmällar

Starring: Michaela Berglund, Emilie Gjers, Ronn Elfors, Stefan Ekman

Irgendwie und sowieso

Starring: Ottfried Fischer, Elmar Wepper, Robert Giggenbach, Toni Berger

Bosco Adventure

Country: Japan

Cuna de lobos

Starring: Diana Bracho, Gonzalo Vega, María Rubio, Alejandro Camacho

Country: Mexico

Movies

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released.
  • Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Liet. Col. Oliver North -- Dec. 22, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9043
  • Time: Inset:s Donald Regan by & William Casey, both by Diana Walker.

Books

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

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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It

By: Stephen King

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 ...

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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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The Christmas Day Kitten

By: James Herriot

The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Kane

Platform: Acorn Electron Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Commodore 16/Plus/4 Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Mermaid Madness

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

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The Black Cauldron

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST

Genre: adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

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Empire City: 1931

Empire City: 1931

Platform: Arcade Family Computer MSX

Genre: Shooting gallery

Publisher: Seibu Kaihatsu (Arcade EU/NA) Toshiba EMI[1] (Family Computer/MSX)


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