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Thursday 2 April 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Briga Heelan and Mickaël Simon. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foreign Bodies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bismarck or Battlantis.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Angel Heart

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

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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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States


Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 April 1987 ?

  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Buddy Rich: American jazz drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at age 69 (born 1917).
  • Mikado opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
  • IBM introduces PS / 2 and OS / 2
  • IBM announces its new Personal System/2 computers, with VGA 256-color graphics, Micro Channel Architecture, Operating System/2, and 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive.

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

A Season On The Brink

By: John Feinstein

Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

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By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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Night Of The Fox

By: Jack Higgins

On the verge of the D-Day invasion, a covert British operative must race against the clock to rescue a stranded soldier and secure Allied victoryIn May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel

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By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: UK Mirrorsoft; US Datasoft

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Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, strategy

Publisher: A&F Software



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

Grange Hill

Grange Hill

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

NES Open Tournament Golf

Platform: NES/Famicom, Famicom Disk System, PlayChoice-10, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS (Ambassador and Public Version) and Wii U)

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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