The Year was 1986...

 
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Popular Culture 1986:
Popular Films
 
Top Gun                               Crocodile Dundee
 
Platoon                                 The Color of Money
 
The Karate Kid, Part II     Aliens
 
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
 
Ruthless People                   The Money Pit






 
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Popular Culture 1986:
Popular TV Programs

 
Magnum, P.I.                           Dynasty
 
Falcon Crest                             Hill Street Blues
 
Cagney and Lacey                   Cheers
 
Fame                                         Remington Steele
 
Family Ties                              The A-Team
 
Highway to Heaven               Murder, She Wrote
 
The Cosby Show                     Growing Pains




 
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IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.

Technology in 1986:
  • The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after launch, killing all on board.
  • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station
  • IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
  • British Surgeons perform the worlds first triple transplant ( Heart, Lung & Liver )
  • Internet Mail Access Protocol defined for e-mail transfer
  • The 386 series of microprocessor introduced by Intel.