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Sunday 2 August 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Tanguy and Csilla Borsányi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shakedown by Bob Seger. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Masters of the Universe, directed by Gary Goddard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 500cc Grand Prix or Arumana no Kiseki.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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The Living Daylights

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabb

Country: United States

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The Lost Boys

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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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

Dom za nashite deca

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1987 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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Famous Deaths:
  • 25th Tennis Federation Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
  • Chris Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th and earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
  • Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases in one season
  • Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH).

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

Pale Kings And Princes

By: Robert B. Parker

"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done.

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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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To Sail Beyond The Sunset

By: Robert A. Heinlein

The millions of fans of Lazarus Long--probably Heinlein's most beloved character--will flock to this new tale, which continues adventures of the characters of The Cat Who Walked Through Walls.

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The Timothy Files

By: Lawrence Sanders

Three novellas about private investigator Timothy Cone, whose business is other people’s business . . . and who believes that no crime should go unpunished Haldering & Co.,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

500cc Grand Prix

500cc Grand Prix

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore C64/128, IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microïds



Genre: Action, horror fiction

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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Arumana no Kiseki

Arumana no Kiseki

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game, Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Esper Dream

Esper Dream

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Virtual Console, mobile phones

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Konami

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