Sunday October 26, 1986

US date format: 10/26/1986, UK date format: 26/10/1986

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Schoolboy Q and Ibor Bakar. In that special week of October people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Nobody's Fool, directed by Evelyn Purcell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back or Championship Sprint.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • Into the Light closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • The International World Day of Prayer is held in Assisi, Italy.
  • World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.
  • The Big Bang in the London Stock Exchange abolishes fixed commission charges, paving the way for electronic trading.
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Movies

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Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

Directed by: Evelyn Purcell

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts, Mare Winningham, Jim Youngs

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

The Wraith

The Wraith

Directed by: Mike Marvin

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Sport Games on October 26, 1986

Sport Games on October 26, 1986


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 7 - 14
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 9 - 30
  • Cleveland Browns - Minnesota Vikings : 23 - 20
  • Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 7 - 13
  • Los Angeles Raiders - Houston Oilers : 28 - 17
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TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Dossier Verhulst

Dossier Verhulst

Softly from Paris

Softly from Paris

Oikogeneia Vlammenou

Oikogeneia Vlammenou

Auberle & Co. KG

Auberle & Co. KG

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1986 is your birthday you're 33 years, 10 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 8 days.
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Books

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The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen

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On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands

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Hollywood Husbands are hot...Hollywood Husbands aredynamic...Hollywood Husbands are sexy... Jack Python is the hottest Hollywood Husband of all. He rulesnighttime T.V. and his controversial talk show burns up the ratings, while thewomen he encounters melt.

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov

Foundation And Earth

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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Imogen

Imogen

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle / platform game

Publisher: Micro Power Superior Software

Great Ice Hockey

Great Ice Hockey

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Sports (Ice hockey)

Publisher: SEGA

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

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

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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