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Wednesday 11 November 1987, Veteran's Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vinny Guadagnino and Yuya Tegoshi. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. The Last Emperor, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airborne Ranger or Galactic Trader.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Country: United States

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The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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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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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 11 November 1987 ?

  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Nico Slothouwer: Poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30.
  • L T Coggeshall: medical scientist (Secretary of HEW 1956-58), dies at age 86.
  • Roza closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
  • Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to the US Supreme Court.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Leadership Crisis -- Nov. 9, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9089
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Stock Market Crash -- Nov. 2, 1987


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

It'S All In The Playing

By: Shirley MacLaine

The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

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A Southern Family

By: Gail Godwin

The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of

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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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And The Band Played On

By: Randy Shilts

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Airborne Ranger

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

Genre: Stealth

Publisher: MicroProse

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Crystal Quest

Platform: Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm, Game Boy, Amiga, iPhone OS

Publisher: Casady & Greene (Macintosh), Stainless Games (Xbox 360)

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Fire Power

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WebTV

Genre: Action

Publisher: MicroIllusions

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Galactic Trader

Galactic Trader

Platform: OpenVMS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: self-published

Grand Prix Simulator

Grand Prix Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

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