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Sunday 20 December 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yutaka Otsuka and Tariel Zintiridis. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, 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 A Bit of Fry and Laurie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann or Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken.
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 ?

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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*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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TV Series

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

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Facts:
  • Nuts with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die
  • Nancy Lopez / Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0).
  • History's worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Dona Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The Long Road To Washington'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9095
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley Maclaine -- Dec. 7, 1987

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 ?

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Go!

Dunjunz

Dunjunz

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Action, Gauntlet-like

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Genghis Khan

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Koei

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Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Platform: Apple II, PC DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape


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