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Friday 18 September 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shannon Sarich and Sean Waugaman. In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, 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 Tour of Duty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Chaos or Tecmo Bowl.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1987 or at September 18 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

Bad Boyes

Starring: Steven Kember, Helen Cotterill, Nicola Greenhill, Dean Harris

Country: United Kingdom

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

Starring: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 September 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 18 September
Famous Deaths:
  • Americo Tomas: Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (Born 1894).
Facts:
  • US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
  • Detroit Tigers' Darrell Evans is first 40-year-old to hit 30 home runs.

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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 ?

Alternative World Games

Alternative World Games

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Artelius

Artelius

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Dr. Chaos

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Pony Inc.; NA FCI, Inc.

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Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear

Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Melbourne House

Tecmo Bowl

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Famicom, PlayChoice-10, Game Boy, Mobile phone, Virtual Console

Publisher: Tecmo

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