Wednesday August 27, 1986

US date format: 8/27/1986, UK date format: 27/8/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 27, 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 Sebastian Kurz and Savannah Brinson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Higher Love by Steve Winwood. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Children of a Lesser God, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Les Pyramides d'Atlantys or Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo

Events

  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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Movies

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Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God

Directed by: Randa Haines

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States of America

River's Edge

River's Edge

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Extremities

Extremities

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid

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TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Siskel & Ebert

Siskel & Ebert

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States of America

Pee-wee's Playhouse

Pee-wee's Playhouse

The Real Ghostbusters

The Real Ghostbusters

It's Garry Shandling's Show.

It's Garry Shandling's Show.

Days to next August 27

If August 27, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Dog Stories

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In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour

Last Of The Breed

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“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark.

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 …

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

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#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.

Wanderlust by Danielle Steel

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galaforce

Galaforce

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

Les Pyramides d'Atlantys

Les Pyramides d'Atlantys

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Publisher: Microids

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

GBA Championship Basketball: Two-on-Two

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple IIGS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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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