Saturday May 31, 1986

US date format: 5/31/1986, UK date format: 31/5/1986

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Waka Flocka Flame and Melissa McIntyre. 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. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Defender of the Crown or Breakthru.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Movies

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Country: United States of America

Back to School

Back to School

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Country: United States of America

Belizaire the Cajun

Belizaire the Cajun

Directed by: Glen Pitre

Starring: Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project

Directed by: Marshall Brickman

Starring: John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Richard Council, Robert Schenkkan

Aakhree Raasta

Aakhree Raasta

Directed by: Bhagyaraj

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Om Shivpuri

TV Series

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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

Magnus

Magnus

Directed by: Benjamin Ree

Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Klingendes Österreich

Klingendes Österreich

Hell's Bells

Hell's Bells

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1986 is your birthday you're 34 years, 3 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Perfect Spy by John le Carré

A Perfect Spy

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Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Bess W. Truman by Margaret Truman

Bess W. Truman

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Drawing on her personal reminiscences and her parents' voluminous correspondence, the author offers an intimate portrait of her reticent mother

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

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner

When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough

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'There is no Answer but there are answers...' Rabbi Kushner's previous bestseller brought comfort to millions by helping them cope with life's shattering tragedies.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Fat Worm Blows a Sparky

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Durell Software

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Athena

Athena

Platform: Arcade, NES, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation Network

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: SNK

Defender of the Crown

Defender of the Crown

Platform: DOS, NES, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Commodore CDTV, CD-i, Windows, Game Boy Advance, iOS

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Cinemaware

Breakthru

Breakthru

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, NES, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East, U.S. Gold Ltd.


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