Friday August 29, 1986

US date format: 8/29/1986, UK date format: 29/8/1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Lea Michele and Hajime Isayama. 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 Big Bucks Trivia or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • Morocco King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya

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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

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 29

If August 29, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months.
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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?

Big Bucks Trivia

Big Bucks Trivia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia/game show

Publisher: Dynasoft

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Global Software

Meltdown

Meltdown

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: Alligata Software

Crackout

Crackout

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Konami

Legend of the Amazon Women

Legend of the Amazon Women

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: U.S. Gold Mastertronic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 29, 1986?

On August 29, 1986 several famous people were born including, Lea Michele, Hajime Isayama, Lauren Collins.

What was the number one song in August 29, 1986?

The number one song in the week of August 29, 1986 was Higher Love by Steve Winwood in US and The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh in UK.

What were the top hits on August 29, 1986?

The top hits on August 29, 1986 were Higher Love by Steve Winwood, Venus by Bananarama, Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in US and The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh, I Want To Wake Up With You by Boris Gardiner, Papa Don't Preach by Madonna in UK.


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