Monday April 28, 1986

US date format: 4/28/1986, UK date format: 28/4/1986

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 28, 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 Jenna Ushkowitz and Roman Polak. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Down by Law, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magnus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Iwo Jima or Championship Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
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Events

  • The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

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Movies

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Down by Law

Down by Law

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Country: United States of America

Top Gun

Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States of America

Monster in the Closet

Monster in the Closet

Directed by: Bob Dahlin

Starring: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Claude Akins, Howard Duff

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Short Circuit

Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Treffpunkt Flughafen

Fame and Misfortune

Fame and Misfortune

Misija majora Atertona

Misija majora Atertona

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

Days to next April 28

If April 28, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 4 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka'S Story

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Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague.

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife

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A woman who decides to tell the truth about herself and her marriage may be making the biggest mistake of her life. Joanna Scott kept a daily journal. It began when she first met David and fell crazily in love …

High Jinx by William F. Buckley Jr

High Jinx

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The year is 1954, and Joseph Stalin is dead. As the ruthless Laurenti Beria, head of the KGB, plots to succeed him, another drama is taking place in a distant part of the Soviet empire.

The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner

The Great Getty

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from former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon: "A riveting account of an enigmatic life and its turbulent aftermath. Lenzner leaves us spellbound by this man of many contradictions.

Seasons Of The Heart by Cynthia Freeman

Seasons Of The Heart

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Some spine creasing and wear. Front and back cover pages have corner creasing and all edges have smugging . Front inside page have initials, no other marks and intact.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Championship Baseball

Championship Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Activision

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Army Moves

Army Moves

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software


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