Saturday July 26, 1986

US date format: 7/26/1986, UK date format: 26/7/1986

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Monica Raymund and Leo Hallerstam. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Transformers: The Movie, directed by Nelson Shin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fantasy Zone or Into the Eagle's Nest.
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The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy, Norman Alden

Country: United States of America

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Margolin

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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  • Lebanese kidnappers released Reverend Lawrence Martin Jenco.

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TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Equinox

Equinox

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mind of David Berglas

The Mind of David Berglas

A Current Affair

A Current Affair

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A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

A Cast Of Killers

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On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz

I'Ll Take Manhattan

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Here is Judith Krantz's greatest triumph--I'll Take Manhattan. In the high-stakes world of magazine publishing, she weaves a dazzling tale of love and betrayal, and creates her most joyous character--sensational Maxi, an uninhibited woman who unexpectedly discovers that her talent …

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.

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman

The Triumph Of Politics

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As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution—a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the

The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

Videogames

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Drag Race Eliminator

Drag Race Eliminator

Platform: Commodore 64 IBM PC

Genre: Drag racing

Publisher: Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software

Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Lucasfilm's Habitat, Qlink's Club Caribe, Fujitsu Habitat, WorldsAway, and others.

Platform: Commodore 64, FM Towns, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Quantum Link, Fujitsu

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

Into the Eagle's Nest

Into the Eagle's Nest

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Stealth

Publisher: Mindscape


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