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Tuesday 11 August 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jemima West and Cyrille Maret. 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. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds or 4th & Inches.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

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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Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 August 1987 ?

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
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  • France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • Economist Alan Greenspan takes office as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Vanishing Coastline -- Aug. 10, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9075
  • Time: The corrupt religous enterprise of Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker. Inset: Oil Tanker depicts rising t


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

Life And Death In Shanghai

By: Nien Cheng

A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

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By: Janet Dailey

In Heiress, two sisters meet at the funeral of one of the most prestigious men in the country, Dean Lawson, their father.

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The Haunted Mesa

By: Louis L'Amour

The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest.

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By: Peter Wright

SpyCatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Amiga

Publisher: reLINE Software

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Incentive Software

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

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Battle of Britain

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

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Bionic Commando

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Capcom (Arcade) Go! (PC)

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