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Thursday 24 July 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Megan Park and Vugar Gashimov. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Q Clearance by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Equinox. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Articfox or The Legend of Zelda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Flight of the Navigator

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels

Country: United States

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Maximum Overdrive

Directed by: Stephen King

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn

Country: United States

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The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1986 ?

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
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Famous Deaths:
  • San Francisco Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Fighting Pornography -- July 21, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9019
  • Time: Fireworks display in New York harbor during Liberty Weekend


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

Q Clearance

By: Peter Benchley

No missing pages, Water Damage, or stains. Spine shows creasing. This is a readable copy.

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In Search Of The Trojan War

By: Michael Wood

Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years.

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A Matter Of Honor

By: Jeffrey Archer

It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Heavy on the Magick

Heavy on the Magick

Platform: Amstrad CPC[2] ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games, Ltd.[2]


Platform: Arcade game, Various

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Games

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Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, Apple IIe

Genre: Action, vehicle simulation, first-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

The Legend of Zelda

Platform: Famicom Disk System; Nintendo Entertainment System; Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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