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Friday 13 March 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kerrie Hayes and Marco Andretti. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Evil Dead II, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Bolt by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foreign Bodies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynamite Bowl or E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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Angel Heart

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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Some Kind of Wonderful

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Eyes on the Prize

Starring: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor

Country: United States

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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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Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 March 1987 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Finn Videro: Composer, dies at 80.
  • Bernhard Grzimek: Silesian-German zoo director, zoologist, book author, editor, and animal conservationist in postwar West-Germany.
  • Gerald Moore: English pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at age 87 (born 1899).
  • Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
  • Washington Capitals score five goals against Toronto Blue Jays in 3 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Mar. 9, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9053
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bette Midler -- Mar. 2, 1987


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


By: Dick Francis

Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is

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Patience Of A Saint

By: Andrew M. Greeley

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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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Night Of The Fox

By: Jack Higgins

On the verge of the D-Day invasion, a covert British operative must race against the clock to rescue a stranded soldier and secure Allied victoryIn May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

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Dynamite Bowl

Platform: MSX Family Computer NEC PC-8801

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Toshiba-EMI

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E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

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Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 Color Computer, Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIgs, MS-DOS, Atari 8-bit, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Microdeal

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