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Friday 30 May 1986

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Slaney and Nikolay Bodurov. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Raw Deal, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atlantis no Nazo or Mad Nurse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

A Very Peculiar Practice

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

Crime Inc.

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hot Metal

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Raw Deal

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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Cobra

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni

Country: United States

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Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States

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Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Perry Ellis: American fashion designer; top of the field since 1978.
  • Hank Mobley: American jazz composer and saxophonist (d. 1986).
Facts:
  • Bobby Rahal is first to average over 170 mph in the Indianapolis 500.
  • Ariane-2 (ESA) launched.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Molly Ringwald -- May 26, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9011
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Baby Boomers -- May 19, 1986

Books

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

Contact

By: Carl Sagan

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.

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Texas

By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alley Master

Alley Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Cinematronics

Articfox

Articfox

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, Apple IIe

Genre: Action, vehicle simulation, first-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Atlantis no Nazo

Platform: Famicom PlayStation Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

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Laser Hawk

Laser Hawk

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Horizontally-scrolling shooter

Mad Nurse

Mad Nurse

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Firebird Software Ltd.


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