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Wednesday 17 June 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kendrick Lamar and Rebecca Breeds. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Head To Toe by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. In UK I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Spaceballs, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing American Speedway or Black Panther.
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 this week ?

Spaceballs

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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Roxanne

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich

Country: United States

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Adventures in Babysitting

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan

Country: United States

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Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States

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The Witches of Eastwick

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom

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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dick Howser: New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals manager, dies at age 51 of brain cancer.
Facts:
  • With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
  • Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.
  • Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alan Greenspan -- June 15, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9067
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution -- June 8, 1987

Books

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

It

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

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

Dalgliesh must solve the double murder of two very different kinds of victims: one an illustrious former member of Parliament, the other an alcoholic derelict. "Her best and most ambitious tale to date."--Time.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

American Speedway

American Speedway

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Enerdyne Technologies

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO8, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Arcade/adventure

Publisher: Coktel Vision

Black Panther

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game / Fighting game

Publisher: Konami

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Crazee Rider

Crazee Rider

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Platform: Sega Mark III, Master System, Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PlayStation 2, Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP/NA/PAL Sega; JP Pony Canyon; JP SunSoft


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