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Friday 28 February 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivia Palermo and Mark Sztyndera. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Kyrie by Mr. Mister. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. A Room with a View, directed by James Ivory, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Angels Of September by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crime Inc.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flash Gordon or Bobby Bearing.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

Country: United States

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Pretty in Pink

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt

Country: United States

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The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Supernova Flashman

Starring: Touta Tarumi, Kihachiro Uemura, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Youko Nakamura

Country: Japan

Dragon Ball

Starring: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Mayumi Tanaka

Country: Japan

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Hot Metal

Starring: Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sivi dom

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rajko Prodanovic, Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic, Zarko Lausevic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 February 1986 ?

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
  • Saint Romanus (died 463)
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Famous Deaths:
  • European Economic Community signs "Special Act" for Europe free trade.
  • Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.
  • Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated on his way home from the cinema.

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1986?

  • Time: Philippine Opposition leader Corazon Aquino. Inset:, Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky by David R
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8998
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pat Robertson -- Feb. 17, 1986


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

Angels Of September

By: Andrew M. Greeley

Angels Of September, by Greeley, Andrew M.

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The Seventh Secret

By: Irving Wallace

Every week a tall, attractive, older woman named Evelyn Hoffmann make her regular visit to the bustling downtown district of West Berlin....Irving

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The Storyteller

By: Harold Robbins

Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from

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By: Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Flash Gordon

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Jewels of Darkness

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Bobby Bearing

Bobby Bearing

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge

Dynamite Dan II

Dynamite Dan II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken

Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: VAP

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