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Sunday 4 October 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Roman and Rawez Lawan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pulaski: The TV Detective. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Esper Dream or Genghis Khan.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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Tour of Duty

Written by: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan

Starring: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Country: United States

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Black Adder the Third

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

Starring: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

Country: United States

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Vanity Fair

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 October 1987 ?

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  • 1st Scrub Sunday of NFL football with replacement players
  • Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • James Jefferson of Winnipeg Blue Bombers scores two touchdowns on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals).

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

Patriot Games

By: Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

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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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The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A Jax

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000, PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

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Bad Street Brawler

Bad Street Brawler

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Mindscape Inc.

Esper Dream

Esper Dream

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

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Konami

Bermuda Triangle

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: SNK

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Genghis Khan

Platform: MSX, Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Koei

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