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Wednesday 26 February 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Teresa Palmer and Leila Lopes (Miss Universe). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Kyrie by Mr. Mister. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. Pretty in Pink, directed by Howard Deutch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Angels Of September by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crime Inc.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Highway or Mission 660.
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 ?

Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt

Country: United States

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The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tom Donnelly

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez

Country: United States

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The Delta Force

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Crime Inc.

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Supernova Flashman

Starring: Touta Tarumi, Kihachiro Uemura, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Youko Nakamura

Country: Japan

Dragon Ball

Starring: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Mayumi Tanaka

Country: Japan

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Hot Metal

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sivi dom

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rajko Prodanovic, Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic, Zarko Lausevic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1986 ?

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
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  • Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16).
  • People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

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

  • Time: Philippine Opposition leader Corazon Aquino. Inset:, Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky by David R
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8998
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pat Robertson -- Feb. 17, 1986


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

Angels Of September

By: Andrew M. Greeley

Angels Of September, by Greeley, Andrew M.

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Dancing In The Light

By: Shirley MacLaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

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Stone 588

By: Gerald A. Browne

From master storyteller Gerald A. Browne comes the electrifying New York Times bestseller about a flawed gemstone with healing powers that drives people to the darkest edge of obsession, passion, greed,

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Highway

Alien Highway

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Vortex Software

Deadly Towers

Platform: NES

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Irem; NA Brøderbund

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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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Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari Sony Computer Entertainment

Mission 660

Mission 660

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Taito

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