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Friday 24 January 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raviv Ullman and Frankie Grande. 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. while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ramayan. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Agent X or King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Bluebell

Starring: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Black-Adder II

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yes, Prime Minister

Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Masters of Animation

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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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:
  • 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).
  • Gordon MacRae: American actor and singer, a popular musical comedy star of the '50s.
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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shedding Weight -- Jan. 20, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8993
  • Time: Fare Games

Books

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

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By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Agent X

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Contact Sam Cruise

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Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Firelord

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

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King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Konami

Mermaid Madness

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

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