Thursday January 30, 1986

US date format: 1/30/1986, UK date format: 30/1/1986

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 30, 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 Jordan Carver and Alyona Minkovski. In that special week of January people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Nine 1/2 Weeks, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baltron or Guardic.
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Nine 1/2 Weeks

Nine 1/2 Weeks

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Country: United States of America

Wildcats

Wildcats

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

The Delta Force

The Delta Force

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Country: United States of America

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Highlander

Highlander

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D.

Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas

Common Ground

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Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

Cyclops by Clive Cussler

Cyclops

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Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is another swashbuckling NUMA Files adventure! When a financier turned treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, only Dirk Pitt can prevent an international incident that threatens to start a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Baltron

Baltron

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Scrolling shooter action(with sci-fi and cyberpunk themes[2])

Publisher: Toei Animation

Cholo

Cholo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Firebird

Guardic

Guardic

Platform: MSX, iOS

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Compile, D4 Enterprise

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Equinox

Equinox

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action video game

Publisher: Mikro-Gen


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