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Thursday 24 December 1987, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brooke Westbrooks and Jane Summersett. 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 The Curse of Sherwood or The Goonies II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1987 or at December 24 across the years.

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 24 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joop den Uyl: Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 until 1977 (Born 1919).
  • John M "Joop" de Uyl: Dutch social-democratic premier (1973-77), dies at age 68.
  • M G Ramachandran: Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (Born 1917).
  • Betty Noyes: singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds' singing voice in Singin' in the Rain (d. 1987).
Facts:
  • In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Starving baby & mother depicts the famine in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9096
  • Time: The Long Road To Washington'

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

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 ?

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

Bio Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tatakai

Bio Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tatakai

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco

The Curse of Sherwood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Mastertronic

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The Faery Tale Adventure

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: MicroIllusions Electronic Arts (Genesis version)

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The Goonies II

Platform: Famicom, NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami Amulet Entertainment (re-release)

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