Time Capsule / Sept. 8, 1986
In music, British pop trio Bananarama tops the singles chart with a remake of the 1970 hit ”Venus.” In 1988, Siobhan Fahey will leave the group and form Shakespear’s Sister, which will have a top five hit with ”Stay.” At the movies, Rob Reiner’s coming-of-age drama Stand by Me, featuring Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2) and Corey Feldman, is No. 1 at the box office. In 1996, O’Connell will stand by Feldman, offering the drug-plagued star a guest shot on his series Sliders. In bookstores, Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising climbs to the top of the fiction heap. His The Hunt for Red October will be made into a 1990 film starring Sean Connery. And in the real world, U.S. reporter Nicholas Daniloff is charged with espionage in Moscow. Daniloff, who steadfastly denies any wrongdoing, is released a few weeks later, and the case never goes to trial.