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Sunday 16 August 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Morris Quadruplets and Dan Smyers. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II or I, Ball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Dom za nashite deca

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9.
  • Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, killing 155 people on-board.
  • Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Vanishing Coastline -- Aug. 10, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9075
  • Time: The corrupt religous enterprise of Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker. Inset: Oil Tanker depicts rising t

Books

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

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By: Stephen King

Now 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 evil ...

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Whirlwind

By: James Clavell

Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

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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

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

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Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Platform: Commodore 64

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

Death or Glory

Platform: Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Publisher: CRL Group

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Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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