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Sunday 1 February 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Montario Hardesty and Ronda Rousey. In that special week of February people in US were listening to At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. while Perfume by Patrick Suskind was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Return of Sherlock Holmes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Jax or I, Ball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mathnet

Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Eyes on the Prize

Starring: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Dreams

Starring: Frances Atkinson, Trevor Byfield, Ed Devereaux, Paul Freeman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Erin Westmore: makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at age 82.
  • Alessandro Blasetti: Italian film director and critic, one of the two best directors of the Fascist period of Italian cinema from 1935-1945, which was, for the most part, a mediocre era.
Facts:
  • NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6.
  • Kathy Postlewait win LPGA Mazda Golf Classic.
  • 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons.
  • 163 day strike against Deere and Company ends, workers accept wage freeze.
  • Terry Williams of Los Gatos, California wins US$5 million at Harrah's Reno playing the MegaBuck slot machine, after spending US$47.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Perfume

By: Patrick Suskind

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

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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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The Morning After

By: George F. Will

Offers observations on the Reagan era, with insights into foreign policy and domestic affairs plus profiles of David Stockman, Lee Iacocca, Jesse Jackson, and Henry Kissinger.

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Across China

By: Peter Jenkins

In the mid-1970s Peter Jenkins set out across the country's heartland to rediscover America. His stirring account of that extraordinary quest unfolded in the two bestselling books, A Walk Across America

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A Jax

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000, PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

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Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, strategy

Publisher: A&F Software

Alternative World Games

Alternative World Games

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Platform: Sega Mark III, Master System, Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PlayStation 2, Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP/NA/PAL Sega; JP Pony Canyon; JP SunSoft

I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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