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Thursday 26 June 1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aijia Grammer and Philip Hughes. In that special week of June people in US were listening to On My Own by Patti LaBelle. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Legend of Zelda or Metroid.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Great Mouse Detective

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Country: United States

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Big Trouble in Little China

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part II

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson

Country: United States

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Back to School

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

A Very Peculiar Practice

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

King of the Ghetto

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1986 ?

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
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What news were making the headlines those days in June 1986?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Star Wars -- June 23, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9015
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Special Issue: Best of America -- June 16, 1986


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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By: Oliver Sacks

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies.

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Lonesome Dove

By: Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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The Bourne Supremacy

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Midnight Magic

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari

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Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Martech

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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The Legend of Zelda

Platform: Famicom Disk System; Nintendo Entertainment System; Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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