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Thursday 3 September 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michaël D'Almeida and Meghan Duggan. In that special week of September people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Must Be the Husband. If you liked videogames you were probably playing John Elway's Quarterback or Bases Loaded.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

You Must Be the Husband

Starring: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Diane Keen, Sheila Steafel, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chain Letters

Written by: Mark Maxwell-Smith

Starring: Vince Henderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Written by: Tim Child

Starring: Hugo Myatt, David Learner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Otto Clemens

Country: Austria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 September 1987 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • In a coup d'etat in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

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

Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

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Witness To A Century

By: George Seldes

"This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American

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The Songlines

By: Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks."

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Flying Shark

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito (original); JP Kaneko; JP Ving; NA Romstar (original); NA/EU Firebird; EU Electrocoin (original); EU Model Racing (original)

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Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

John Elway's Quarterback

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, Apple IIGS, PC (MS-DOS), ZX Spectrum,

Genre: Traditional football simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games Tradewest (NES version)

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Bases Loaded

Platform: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports: Baseball

Publisher: Jaleco

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