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Thursday 5 November 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include O J Mayo and OJ Mayo. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Less Than Zero, directed by Marek Kanievska, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alternative World Games or China Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Movies

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

Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

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

Country: United States

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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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Hellraiser

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 November 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
  • St. Laetus
  • Pope Zachary
  • St. Sylvia
  • St. Magnus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eamonn Andrews: Irish TV actor who is best known for the series "This Is Your Life" and "What's My Line.
Facts:
  • Into the Woods opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Iceberg twice the size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic.
  • US Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admits using marijuana.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Stock Market Crash -- Nov. 2, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9088
  • Life: Vietnam POWs

Books

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

Hot Flashes

By: Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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Straight On Till Morning

By: Mary S. Lovell

The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”―Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya,

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Freedom

By: William Safire

In this novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Safire explores the dilemma of how much freedom must be denied individuals to protect the freedom of all.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alternative World Games

Alternative World Games

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

China Warrior

Platform: TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Mobile phone

Genre: Beat'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft, NEC

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Delta

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

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Dynamite Bowl

Platform: MSX Family Computer NEC PC-8801

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Toshiba-EMI

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Final Fantasy

Platform: MSX2 WonderSwan Color PlayStation Game Boy Advance PlayStation Portable iOS Windows Phone Android Nintendo 3DS; MSX2; WonderSwan Color; PlayStation; Game Boy Advance; PlayStation Portable; iOS; Window

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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