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Tuesday 5 May 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bérald Crambes and Jessie Cave. In that special week of May people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vreme za pat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Syndrome or Demon Stalkers: The Raid on Doomfane.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

Country: United States

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Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1987 ?

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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  • Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
  • Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
  • Disneyland debuts "Disney Dollars". Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty's Castle are on the $1 bill, Goofy and the Mark Twain Riverboat are on the $5 bill.
  • The Assemblies of God defrocks PTL's Jim Bakker.
  • Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1987?

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

No Deals, Mr. Bond

By: John Gardner

Between the Danish island of Bornholm and the Baltic coast of East Germany a nuclear submarine of the Royal Navy surfaces under the cloak of darkness.

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The Closing Of The American Mind

By: Allan Bloom

THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal

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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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Hold On

By: Sam Donaldson

Random House, 1987. 1stED, non-fiction, news, journalist. 1st edition, So Stated, NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE Dust Jacket, Hardcover, Mylar protected.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Syndrome

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Thinking Machine Associates

Demon Stalkers: The Raid on Doomfane

Demon Stalkers: The Raid on Doomfane

Platform: Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Action, role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Taito; WW TAD

American Speedway

American Speedway

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Enerdyne Technologies

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