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Friday 21 August 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sana Khan and Kerser . 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. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, 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 Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds or Global Commander.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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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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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 21 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • At the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, the 14th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races are held, over three days. About 50,000 people attend. Chevrolet holds its official 75th birthday party. Many historic Corvettes are on display and 34 participate in races, including the 1957 Corvette SS, 1960 Le Mans Corvette, CERV I, CERV II, 1959 Stingray, 1970 Manta Ray, 1977 Aerovette, two 1956 Corvette SR-2s, 1969 Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corvette, 1971 ZR-2 Corvette, 1963 Z06 Corvette,

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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 ?

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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

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

Two bodies, their throats cut, lie in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington. One is an alcoholic tramp; the other, Sir Paul Berowne, is a baronet and a recently resigned Minister of the Crown.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Incentive Software

Continental Circus

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC

Genre: Racing simulation

Publisher: Taito

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Contra

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PlayChoice-10, MSX2, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Microsoft Windows[1], MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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Global Commander

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

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Martech, Datasoft

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The Goonies II

Platform: Famicom, NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami Amulet Entertainment (re-release)

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