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Tuesday 29 December 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iain De Caestecker and Yuhi Sekiguchi. 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 MAZ ab!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonecruncher or Continental Circus.
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 this week ?

The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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Encyclopedia

Starring: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Country: United States

Sunday Night

Starring: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn

Country: United States

The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom

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The Secret Life of Machines

Starring: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Frances Kay, Meg Amsden

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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Facts:
  • Prozac anti-depressant drug makes its debut in the United States.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Illustration by David Levine.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9097
  • Time: Starving baby & mother depicts the famine in Ethiopia

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 ?

Bonecruncher

Bonecruncher

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

China Warrior

Platform: TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Mobile phone

Genre: Beat'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft, NEC

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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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The Fool's Errand

Platform: Mac OS, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Miles Computing

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Mega Man

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, WonderSwan, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Microsof

Genre: Action, Platformer

Publisher: Capcom

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