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Thursday 16 April 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 16, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aaron Lennon and Phoebe Fox. 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 Intimate Partners by Maggie Scarf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sweet Surrender. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aztec Adventure or Double Dragon.
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What the sky looked like on 16 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 16 April 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • Howard Stern and Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for Fences
  • US Federal Communications Commission imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves.
  • Michael Jordan becomes second NBA to score 3000 points in a season.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 16, 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 ?

Intimate Partners

By: Maggie Scarf

“Anyone involved in, embarking on, or yearning for, an intimate relationship should buy, borrow or steal Intimate Partners.”–New WomanWhat goes on in our intimate attachments?

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Outbreak

By: Robin Cook

Murder and intrigue reach epidemic proportions when a devastating plague sweeps the country. Dr. Marissa Blumenthal of the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control investigates--and soon uncovers the medical world's deadliest secret...

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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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Destiny

By: Sally Beauman

Edward and Helene. When they met it was more than coincidence. When they fell in love it was more than passion. When they thought they'd lost it all, they should have known they were wrong--they

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cleopatra no Mahō

Cleopatra no Mahō

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Square

Accolade's Comics

Accolade's Comics

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Accolade

Faxanadu

Platform: Family Computer/NES, Virtual Console

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA/EU Nintendo

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Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10, Master System, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, Lynx, Mobile

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan (Japan) Taito (North America) Tradewest (NES) Mastertronic (computers)[1] HAMSTER (PS4)

Aztec Adventure

Aztec Adventure

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Strategy (with elements of action)

Publisher: Sega

Home videos

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

Crocodile Dundee

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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