Saturday April 26, 1986

US date format: 4/26/1986, UK date format: 26/4/1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart 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 The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BMX Simulator or James Bond 007: Goldfinger.
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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 of America

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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 ?

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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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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Books

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

The Handmaid'S Tale

By: Margaret Atwood

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife

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Arctic Dreams

By: Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo

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Blessings In Disguise

By: Alec Guinness

The memoirs of the actor Sir Alec Guinness. The book includes pen portraits of such characters as Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike and John Gielgud, as well as accounts of Guinness's film

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Nerilka'S Story

By: Anne McCaffrey

Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Breakthru

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, NES, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East, U.S. Gold Ltd.

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Labyrinth: The Computer Game

Platform: Apple IIe and IIc Commodore 64/128 MSX2

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Activision

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James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Mac OS

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Into Oblivion (video game)

Into Oblivion (video game)

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: platform game / maze game

Publisher: Mastertronic

BMX Simulator

BMX Simulator

Platform: Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

Home videos

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

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Studio: Touchstone Home Video

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Top Cat

Studio: Worldvision Home Video

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Bloody Birthday

Studio: Prism Entertainment

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The Money Pit

Studio: MCA Home Video

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Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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