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What Happened on April 16, 1987

US date format: 4/16/1987, UK date format: 16/4/1987

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 The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy 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.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 16, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Thanatos Syndrome

By: Walker Percy

Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy. Ballantine Books, Inc.,1987

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Fatherhood

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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Hold On

By: Sam Donaldson

Random House, 1987. 1stED, non-fiction, news, journalist. 1st edition, So Stated, NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE Dust Jacket, Hardcover, Mylar protected.

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Texasville

By: Larry McMurtry

With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show.

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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

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Strategy (with elements of action)

Publisher: Sega

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Home videos

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

Big Trouble in Little China

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Three Amigos

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Harry and the Hendersons

Studio: Universal Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Raising Arizona

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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