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Sunday 4 January 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Freja Kirk and Jeremstar . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yesterday's Dreams. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunter's Moon or Megami Tensei.
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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 4 January 1987 ?

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peggy Bacon: Author / illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91.
  • F van Heek: Dutch sociologist, dies at age 79.
  • 16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • The Chase, Maryland rail wreck: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.

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Sport Games on 4 January 1987

American Football
  • New England Patriots - Denver Broncos : 17 - 22
  • San Francisco 49ers - New York Giants : 3 - 49
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Hollywood Husbands

By: Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands are hot...Hollywood Husbands aredynamic...Hollywood Husbands are sexy... Jack Python is the hottest Hollywood Husband of all. He rulesnighttime T.V. and his controversial talk show burns up the ratings, while thewomen he encounters melt.

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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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By: Stephen King

Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil ...

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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 ?


Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

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Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: The Edge

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Hunter's Moon

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Thalamus

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Megami Tensei

Platform: Android, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Microsoft Windows, MSX, NES, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Porta

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Atlus, Namco; NA Atlus, Aeria Games; EU Atlus, Koei, Ghostlight, NIS America, Sega, Square Enix, Zen United

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