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Saturday 5 September 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Casiraghi and Prince Pierre. In that special week of September people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Fatal Attraction, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Must Be the Husband. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Ancient Art of War at Sea or City Bomber.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

You Must Be the Husband

Starring: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Diane Keen, Sheila Steafel, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chain Letters

Written by: Mark Maxwell-Smith

Starring: Vince Henderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Written by: Tim Child

Starring: Hugo Myatt, David Learner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vanity Fair

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Otto Clemens

Country: Austria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 September 1987 ?

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  • Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career HR off Danny Jackson
  • John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

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

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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The Songlines

By: Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks."

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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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By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

Platform: Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

City Bomber

City Bomber

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Konami

Arumana no Kiseki

Arumana no Kiseki

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game, Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

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Indoor Sports

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape (US) Databyte, Advance, Tynesoft (EU)

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