Wednesday February 26, 1986

US date format: 2/26/1986, UK date format: 26/2/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 1986). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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. Gung Ho, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crossroads. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Black Bass or The Great Escape.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16).
  • People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

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Movies

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Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers

The Naked Cage

The Naked Cage

Directed by: Paul Nicholas

Starring: Shari Shattuck, Angel Tompkins, Lucinda Crosby, Stacey Shaffer

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Directed by: Dale Schott

Starring: Maxine Miller, Pam Hyatt, Hadley Kay, Chris Wiggins

Girls School Screamers

Girls School Screamers

Directed by: John P. Finnegan

Starring: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, Beth O'Malley

At Close Range

At Close Range

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

TV Series

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Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 6 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine

Dancing In The Light

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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.

The Storyteller by Harold Robbins

The Storyteller

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Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from

Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia

Bus 9 To Paradise

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Paradise on earth? Why not. Our existence is precisely what we make it and by embracing the many pleasures life has to offer, we can have unlimited joy.

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Black Bass

The Black Bass

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System

Publisher: Hot B

Lock-On

Lock-On

Platform: Arcade; IBM PC; Atari ST

Genre: First-person shooter Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Tatsumi (Japan) Data East (US)

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Various

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation Romstar

Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mark III/Master System, Sega Saturn, X68000

Genre: Scrolling shooter, Cute 'em up

Publisher: JP/NA/PAL Sega; JP GRC; JP SunSoft; JP/NA NEC; BRA Tec Toy


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