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Sunday 30 August 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amie Yancey and Johanna Braddy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. 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 Vanity Fair. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Earl Weaver Baseball or The Goonies II.
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 ?

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 ?

Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom

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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

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee
  • Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
  • Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 seconds.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Steve Martin -- Aug. 24, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9077
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 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 ?

Black Panther

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game / Fighting game

Publisher: Konami

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Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

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Earl Weaver Baseball

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Apple II

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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The Goonies II

Platform: Famicom, NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami Amulet Entertainment (re-release)

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Megami Tensei

Platform: Android, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Microsoft Windows, MSX, NES, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Porta

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Atlus, Namco; NA Atlus, Aeria Games; EU Atlus, Koei, Ghostlight, NIS America, Sega, Square Enix, Zen United

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