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Saturday 26 April 1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lior Refaelov and Yuliya Zaripova. 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. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching King of the Ghetto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Equinox or Howard the Duck.
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 months ?

King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hot Metal

Starring: Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bluebell

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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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
Famous Birthdays:
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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9006
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Oil -- Apr. 14, 1986

Books

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

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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Contact

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Equinox

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action video game

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

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Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Mobile Phones, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (NES version)

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Great Ice Hockey

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Sports (Ice hockey)

Publisher: SEGA

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Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 MSX Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Imogen

Imogen

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle / platform game

Publisher: Micro Power Superior Software


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