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Wednesday 30 April 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dianna Agron and Yana Karpova. 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. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Madam Sousou. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gumshoe or Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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The Money Pit

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jossy's Giants

Starring: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Silver Fang

Country: Japan

Mezon Ikkoku

Starring: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 April 1986 ?

  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
  • LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
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  • Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
  • Ashrita Furman peforms 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Tripoli Under Attack -- Apr. 28, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9007
  • Time: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi


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

Lie Down With Lions

By: Ken Follett

The #1 international bestseller set in Afghanistan...NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK.“Vintage Follett…This is his most ambitious novel and itsucceeds admirably.” —USA Today“May be Ken Follett’s finest yet…The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan

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Nerilka'S Story

By: Anne McCaffrey

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.

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A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

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Seasons Of The Heart

By: Cynthia Freeman

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer, Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo



Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Odin Computer Graphics


Platform: Arcade ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Nichibutsu,FCI,Imagine Software

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Hyper Dyne Side Arms

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine, PC Engine CD ROM, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Capcom/Romstar (US)

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Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Shooter Action

Publisher: Sega

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