Wednesday July 30, 1986

US date format: 7/30/1986, UK date format: 30/7/1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Tom Dwan and Lil G. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Good Mother by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Prix der Volksmusik. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Might and Magic Book One: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum or Big Bucks Trivia.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon

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Movies

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The Fly

The Fly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Country: United States of America

Manhunter

Manhunter

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States of America

Half Moon Street

Half Moon Street

Directed by: Bob Swaim

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

Directed by: Nelson Shin

Starring: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy, Norman Alden

Country: United States of America

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

TV Series

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Grand Prix der Volksmusik

Grand Prix der Volksmusik

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gallito Ramírez

Gallito Ramírez

Die Mannheim-Sage

Die Mannheim-Sage

Cuckoo Land

Cuckoo Land

Days to next July 30

If July 30, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 1 month, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Good Mother by Sue Miller

The Good Mother

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Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time.

A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

A Cast Of Killers

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On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

The Underground Empire by James Mills

The Underground Empire

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The true story of the underground empire of crime detailing a world of men and women who engage massivley in every crime conceivable including murder, kidnapping, subversion, but chiefly in narcotics

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 …

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses

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From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Amnesia

Amnesia

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Might and Magic Book One: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum

Might and Magic Book One: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS, C64, Mac, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98, MSX, TG-CD, X1, X68000, NES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: New World Computing Gakken (Japan) StarCraft (Japan) Sammy USA

Big Bucks Trivia

Big Bucks Trivia

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia/game show

Publisher: Dynasoft

Fairlight II

Fairlight II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: The Edge Software

Chiller

Chiller

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, American Game Cartridges (NES - US), HES (NES - Australia)


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