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Tuesday 6 October 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Molly Shepherd-Oppenheim and Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Here I Go Again by Whitesnake. 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 Aaargh! or Gotcha!: The Sport.
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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

Which were the important events of 6 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Molly Shepherd-Oppenheim: American noted family, daughter and first twin of Cybill Shepherd and her husband, Dr. Bruce Oppenheim.
  • Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim: American noted family, son and second twin of Cybill Shepherd and Dr. Bruce Oppenheim.
  • Oppenheim Twins: American twins and noted family, the children of actress Cybill Shepherd and her second husband Dr. Bruce Oppenheim.
  • Christopher Welsh: American car crash victim, he died at age 16 on February 21, 2004 just after 9 PM in Plymouth, MA.
  • Joe Lewis: English footballer.
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Facts:
  • Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a Republic
  • Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software for Microsoft Windows 2.0, the first major application for Windows.
  • Fiji becomes a republic.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1987?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviet Space Program -- Oct. 5, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9084
  • Life: Gorbachev

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 ?

1943: The Battle of Midway

Platform: Arcade game, NES, PC Engine, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation , Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Aaargh!

Aaargh!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Arcadia Systems, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Arcadia Systems, Melbourne House

Black Tiger

Platform: Arcade / Various

Genre: Hack and slash, Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

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Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

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