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Thursday 31 December 1987, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilie Le Pennec and Marissa McKeon. 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 Continental Circus or Crystal Quest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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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 31 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Emilie Le Pennec: Fremch gymnast and Olympian, she won a gold medal for her performance on the uneven bars in the 2004 games in Athens.
  • Marissa McKeon: Australian amateur netball team captain who became a teenage victim of the Bali terrorist bombing, probably Australia's biggest peacetime disaster with the largest loss of life in a single event since World War II.
  • Rees Thomas: Australian rules football player.
  • Seydou Doumbia: Soccer Player.
  • Javaris Crittenton: American basketball player.
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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 ?

Avengers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

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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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Crystal Quest

Platform: Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm, Game Boy, Amiga, iPhone OS

Publisher: Casady & Greene (Macintosh), Stainless Games (Xbox 360)

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The Guild of Thieves

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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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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