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Tuesday 14 April 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Norman Thavaud and Guillaume Bats. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firetrack or Ballerburg.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

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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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

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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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States


Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 April 1987 ?

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
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  • Turkey asks to join European market.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. and Japan Face Off -- Apr. 13, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9058
  • Time: Jimmy Swaggart and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker


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


By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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By: T. Boone Pickens Jr

First printing of the first edition. Neff B224. Pickens was CEO of Mesa Petroleum, and for a time a person of national stature in the corporate world.

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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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The Panic Of '89

By: Paul Erdman

The Panic of '89

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bases Loaded

Platform: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports: Baseball

Publisher: Jaleco

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Platform: Acorn Electron[2] BBC Micro Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software[1] Superior/Acornsoft


Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

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Flying Shark

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito (original); JP Kaneko; JP Ving; NA Romstar (original); NA/EU Firebird; EU Electrocoin (original); EU Model Racing (original)

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I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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