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Saturday 14 November 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dimitri Leonidas and Tracy DiMarco. 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. Flowers in the Attic, directed by Jeffrey Bloom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathlord or Street Fighter.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson

Country: United States

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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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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 14 November 1987 ?

  • India - Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children's Day
  • United States - National Children's Book Week begins
  • Roman festivals - Equorum Probatio
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Famous Deaths:
  • La Cage aux Folles closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

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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 ?

Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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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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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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Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software

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Platform: Commodore 64 Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade, various home systems

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

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Tecmo Bowl

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Famicom, PlayChoice-10, Game Boy, Mobile phone, Virtual Console

Publisher: Tecmo

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Andy Capp: The Game

Andy Capp: The Game

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

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