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Sunday 6 December 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack De Sena and Jack DeSena. 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. Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Higemaru Makaijima or Booby Kids.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Empire of the Sun

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Country: United States

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Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

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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3 Men and a Baby

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1987 ?

  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Famous Deaths:
  • James Dobson: American evangelist psychologist and author founded Focus on the Family.
  • 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for fun
  • Jane Crafter / Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Three satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun".
  • Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500 metre (39.39 seconds).

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Sport Games on 6 December 1987

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Dallas Cowboys : 21 - 10
  • Buffalo Bills - Los Angeles Raiders : 21 - 34
  • Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 30 - 24
  • Indianapolis Colts - Cleveland Browns : 9 - 7
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love

By: Leo Buscaglia

This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. Five of the stories appeared originally in Woman's Day magazine, which initiated a tradition of printing an annual Buscaglia Christmas story

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A Man Rides Through

By: Stephen R. Donaldson

In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant’s Need, New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson introduced us to the richly imagined world of Mordant, where

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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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Time Flies

By: Bill Cosby

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Higemaru Makaijima

Higemaru Makaijima

Platform: NES/Famicom, MSX2, mobile phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Capcom

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-Person Rail Shooter Platformer

Publisher: JP Disc Original Group; NA Acclaim Entertainment

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Action Force

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Puzzle, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Airborne Ranger

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Stealth

Publisher: MicroProse

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Booby Kids

Booby Kids

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

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