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Friday 24 January 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 24, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mischa Barton and Ricky Ullman. In that special week of January people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Only One Woof by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Scared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cholo or Imogen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 January 1986

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Movies

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

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Country: United States

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F/X

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

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TV Series

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

Running Scared

Directed by: Not Specified

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gordon MacRae: American actor and singer, a popular musical comedy star of the '50s.
  • L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard: American author (Dianetics, Death Quest) and founder of Scientology, dies at age 74 (born 1911).
  • Flo Hyman: American volleyball player (Born 1954).
  • L Ron Hubbard: American writer and founder of Scientology (Born 1911).
Facts:
  • 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
  • Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
  • New York Islanders' Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point.
  • South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president.
  • 43rd Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 24, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

Only One Woof

By: James Herriot

Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

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Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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Comet

By: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.Comet

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What'S Bred In The Bone

By: Robertson Davies

At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cholo

Cholo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Imogen

Imogen

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle / platform game

Publisher: Micro Power Superior Software

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

Bubble Bobble

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade, comical action platformer

Publisher: Taito

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Chiller

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Light-gun games

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

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Home videos

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

Snowballing

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Jewel of the Nile

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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The Journey of Natty Gann

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Night of the Living Dead

Studio: Hal Roach Studios

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