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Saturday 26 April 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 26, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John DeLuca and Daniel Sharman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Sacrifice, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Break In by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rambo. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hollywood or Bust or Meltdown.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 26 April 1986

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Movies

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

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

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Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Country: United States

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Dangerously Close

Directed by: Albert Pyun

Starring: John Stockwell, J. Eddie Peck, Carey Lowell, Bradford Bancroft

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Killer Party

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

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Blue City

Directed by: Michelle Manning

Starring: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield

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TV Series

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

Rambo

Directed by: lionsgate

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Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

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Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Treffpunkt Flughafen

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Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Actor / body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
  • Game between Angels and Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
  • Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die
  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman.
  • A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 26, 1986 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Break In

By: Dick Francis

Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his

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Wiseguy

By: Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

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Lie Down With Lions

By: Ken Follett

The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hollywood or Bust

Hollywood or Bust

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action

Meltdown

Meltdown

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Alligata Software

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Home videos

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

Single Bars, Single Women

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: Colorized version.

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Back to the Future

Studio: MCA 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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