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Monday 12 January 1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Naya Rivera and Andi Muise. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Bandits by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yesterday's Dreams. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aaargh! or Beyond Dark Castle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Yesterday's Dreams

Starring: Frances Atkinson, Trevor Byfield, Ed Devereaux, Paul Freeman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dokugan-ryu Masamune

Starring: Maiko Itô, Minken Karasawa, Yasuhiro Tanogashira, Ken Watanabe

Country: Japan

Gecenin öteki yüzü

Starring: Ece Alton, Haluk Bilginer, Müsfik Kenter, Haluk Kurtoglu

Country: Turkey

Zur Freiheit

Starring: Toni Berger, Ruth Drexel, Robert Giggenbach, Hans Schuler


Starring: Vijayendra Ghatge, Kiran Juneja, Anita Kanwar, Mazhar Khan

Country: India

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1987 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1987?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Air Travel -- Jan. 12, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9045
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Corazon Aquino, Woman of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1987


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


By: Elmore Leonard

“Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.”—PeopleA wild ride with “the coolest, hottest writer in America” (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and

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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 Beet Queen

By: Louise Erdrich

On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the

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By: Stephen King

Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Arcadia Systems, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Arcadia Systems, Melbourne House

I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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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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Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software

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Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

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