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Saturday 5 December 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Argent and Tommy Fraser. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. 3 Men and a Baby, directed by Leonard Nimoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Southern Family by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tour of Duty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonecruncher or Gauntlet (NES).
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

3 Men and a Baby

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

Country: United States

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

Country: United States

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The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Country: United States

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Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson

Country: United States

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Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 5 December 1987

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TV Series

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

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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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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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 5 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
  • "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at age 38.

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Books

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

A Southern Family

By: Gail Godwin

The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of

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The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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Legacy

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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Bluebeard

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bonecruncher

Bonecruncher

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Pac-Mania

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX2, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, X68000, ZX Spectrum, Zeebo, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari Games; NA Tengen; EU Domark; EU Grandslam

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Gauntlet (NES)

Platform: NES

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tengen

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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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