Wednesday December 24, 1986, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1986, UK date format: 24/12/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Riyo Mori and Satomi Ishihara. 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. Assassination, directed by Peter R. Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Street Legal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Jacks Uchi Mata or Druid.
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Movies

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

Assassination

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd

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Emmanuelle 5

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Monique Gabrielle, Crofton Hardester, Dana Burns Westburg, Yaseen Khan

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Wisdom

Directed by: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright

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Witchboard

Directed by: Kevin Tenney

Starring: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite

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Star Slammer

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Sandy Brooke, Suzy Stokey, Ross Hagen, Marya Gant

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TV Series

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

Street Legal

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The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

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Alfons Zitterbacke

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Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

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Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

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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.
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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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Planetary positions on December 24, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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The Beet Queen

By: Louise Erdrich

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

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Hollywood Husbands

By: Jackie Collins

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.

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Through A Glass Darkly

By: Karleen Koen

"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aliens: The Computer Game

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Activision

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Daikaijū no Gyakushū

Daikaijū no Gyakushū

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Martech

Druid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Sharp X68000

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Firebird

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Highlander

Highlander

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, beat-em-up

Publisher: Ocean Software Ltd

Home videos

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

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Studio: Touchstone Home Video

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Bloody Birthday

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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Snowballing

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Jolson Story

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Funny Lady

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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