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Thursday 1 October 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sami Miro and Matthew Daddario. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pulaski: The TV Detective. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Assault or The Goonies II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1987 or at October 01 across the years.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Hellraiser

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Pulaski: The TV Detective

Written by: Roy Clarke

Starring: David Andrews, Caroline Langrishe, Kate Harper, Rolf Saxon

Country: United Kingdom

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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Tour of Duty

Written by: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan

Starring: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Country: United States

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Black Adder the Third

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Country: United Kingdom

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A Year in the Life

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 01 October
Facts:
  • Roza opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
  • In Southern California, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurs. Eight people killed, many injured, about 2,200 homeless and more than 10,400 buildings damaged. Felt strongly in much of southern California.
  • The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as magnitude 5.9.

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Books

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

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By: Stephen King

Soon to be a major motion picture—Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an ...

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Whirlwind

By: James Clavell

[Read by Derek Perkins] The sixth book in James Clavell's epic Asian Saga tells the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979 -- three weeks of passion, self-sacrifice, and heartbreak.

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Red Storm Rising

By: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

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A Taste For Death

By: P. D. James

Two men lie dead in the vestry of a London church, their throats cut with brutal precision. One is Sir Paul Berowne, rich, cultivated and elegant; the other is an alcoholic vagrant.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Final Assault

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Infogrames

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Frankenstein

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: CRL Group

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Game Over

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson TO7, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, run and gun

Publisher: Imagine Software

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The Goonies II

Platform: Famicom, NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami Amulet Entertainment (re-release)

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Grand Prix Simulator

Grand Prix Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters


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