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Wednesday 28 October 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rob Dyke and Frank Ocean. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing American Speedway or Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1987 or at October 28 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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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Black Adder the Third

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Andre Masson: French artist, a surrealist painter and set designer who caused a stir in the '20s with his works.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Changing U.S.S.R. -- Oct. 26, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9087
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Greenhouse Effect -- Oct. 19, 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

[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 ?

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

American Speedway

American Speedway

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Enerdyne Technologies

APB

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

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ATV Simulator

ATV Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Platform: Apple II/IIGS Amiga Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Studies Group


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