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Saturday 12 December 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack De Sena and Kate Todd. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. *batteries not included, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spuk von draußen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dunjunz or Ghost Hunters.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1987 or at December 12 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

Country: United States

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Empire of the Sun

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Grimm Masterpiece Theatre

Starring: Theodore Lehmann

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.
  • Rollermania at Madison Square Garden, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley Maclaine -- Dec. 7, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9094
  • Life: Meryl Streep

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 ?

Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh

Platform: Arcade Game, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, MSX, NES, Microsoft Windows, ZX Spectrum, Apple IIGS

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation and Romstar

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Colony

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

Genre: Arcade adventure, strategy game

Publisher: Mastertronic (on Bulldog label)

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Dunjunz

Dunjunz

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Action, Gauntlet-like

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Faxanadu

Platform: Family Computer/NES, Virtual Console

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA/EU Nintendo

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Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

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