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Thursday 15 October 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jesse Levine and Chantal Strand. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grimm Masterpiece Theatre. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exolon or F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Movies

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

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Hellraiser

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Thomas Sankara: Burkinabé captain and politician 5th President of Burkina Faso (d. 1987).
Facts:
  • Late Nite Comic opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
  • Coup in Burkina Faso, President Sankara dies
  • NFL Players Association orders an end to the 24-day strike.
  • The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hite Report -- Oct. 12, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9085
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviet Space Program -- Oct. 5, 1987

Books

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

Sarum

By: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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Legacy

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

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Freedom

By: William Safire

In this novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Safire explores the dilemma of how much freedom must be denied individuals to protect the freedom of all.

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It'S All In The Playing

By: Shirley MacLaine

The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Platform: Commodore 64

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

Exolon

Exolon

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Enterprise 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Hewson

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

F-1 Spirit: The Way To Formula-1

Platform: MSX home computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Fast Lane

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Konami

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