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Friday 2 January 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shelley Hennig and Loïc Rémy. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yesterday's Dreams. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Border Zone or Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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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Dokugan-ryu Masamune

Starring: Maiko Itô, Minken Karasawa, Yasuhiro Tanogashira, Ken Watanabe

Country: Japan

Gecenin öteki yüzü

Starring: Ece Alton, Haluk Bilginer, Müsfik Kenter, Haluk Kurtoglu

Country: Turkey

Zur Freiheit

Starring: Toni Berger, Ruth Drexel, Robert Giggenbach, Hans Schuler


Starring: Vijayendra Ghatge, Kiran Juneja, Anita Kanwar, Mazhar Khan

Country: India

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1987 ?

  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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  • Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ

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

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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The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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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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A Perfect Spy

By: John le Carré

Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Border Zone

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Platform: Commodore 64 Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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3D Dotty

3D Dotty

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blue Ribbon

After Burner II

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, NES/Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS, Amstrad CPC, Tandy 1000, ZX Spectrum, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh II

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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