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Sunday 9 August 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karim Metwaly and Marco Carmona. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. No Way Out, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Communion by Whitley Strieber was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Spirit or ALF: The First Adventure.
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 ?

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Dom za nashite deca

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

Country: Bulgaria

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

Movies

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

No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

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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Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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The Lost Boys

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
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Facts:
  • Les Miserables, opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA National, Palm Beach
  • LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The corrupt religous enterprise of Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker. Inset: Oil Tanker depicts rising t
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9074
  • Life: Oliver North

Books

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

Communion

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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Sphere

By: Michael Crichton

“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventures of Dino Riki

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Rix Soft; NA Hudson Soft

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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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Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

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Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

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ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office


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