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Wednesday 15 April 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 15, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Samira Wiley and Sapphire Elia. 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. Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eugene Marner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Panic Of '89 by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sweet Surrender. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Britain or Heavy Barrel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 15 April 1987

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Eugene Marner

Starring: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

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Rumpelstiltskin

Directed by: David Irving

Starring: Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer

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The Allnighter

Directed by: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Starring: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

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Prick Up Your Ears

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

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Zhong hua zhan shi

Directed by: David Chung

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Richard Ng, Tung-Shing Yee, Lowell Lo

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TV Series

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

Sweet Surrender

Directed by: Not specifed

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Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

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Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

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Der Landarzt

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After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Barbara Cook: A Concert... opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 15, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1987 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin
  2. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
  3. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
  4. Sign O' The Times - Prince
  5. Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
  6. Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
  7. Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
  8. The Finer Things - Steve Winwood
  9. Expose - Come Go With Me
  10. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
  2. The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
  3. Herb Alpert - Keep Your Eye On Me
  4. There's Nothing Better Than Love - Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines
  5. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael
  6. Gregory Abbott - I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
  7. Atlantic Starr - Always
  8. Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
  9. Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
  10. Kool & The Gang - Stone Love
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Es mi mujer - Emmanuel
  2. Macumba - Veronica Castro
  3. Braulio - En bancarrota
  4. Hasta Que Te Conoci - Juan Gabriel
  5. Daniela Romo - De mi enamorate
  6. Doce rosas - Lorenzo Antonio
  7. Los Bukis - Tu carcel
  8. Lucia Mendez - Castigame
  9. Angelica Maria - El hombre de mi vida
  10. Corre y ve con el - Jose Jose

Books

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

The Panic Of '89

By: Paul Erdman

The Panic of '89

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The Ladies Of Missalonghi

By: Colleen McCullough

Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

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Fine Things

By: Danielle Steel

Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

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This 'N That

By: Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

The outspoken film star writes about her career--from her contract player days at Warner Bros., where she met Ronald Reagan, through her stroke, mastectomy, and return to films--her family, and the notables she has known

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Platform: C64, C128

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Bubbler

Bubbler

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX Commodore 64 (cancelled)

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Radio Days

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Crocodile Dundee

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Ruthless People

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Raising Arizona

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Flight of the Navigator

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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