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Monday 17 August 1987

1987-08-17

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 17 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,700 for first time (2,700.57).
  • ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.
  • Order of the Garter is opened to women.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9076
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Vanishing Coastline -- Aug. 10, 1987

Books

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

It

By: Stephen King

From master storyteller Stephen King comes his classic #1 New York Times bestseller!Can an entire city be haunted? The Losers’ Club of 1958 seems to think so.

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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 ?

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

Alien Syndrome

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Platform: Famicom, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing, horror

Publisher: Namcot

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Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

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Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up


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