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Thursday 16 April 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. 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. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Ancient Art of War at Sea or Gee Bee Air Rally.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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Angel Heart

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 16 April 1987

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TV Series

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

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States

Mathnet

Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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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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Books

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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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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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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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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 ?

Tecmo Bowl

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

Publisher: Tecmo

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The Ancient Art of War at Sea

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

Platform: Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Dizzy - The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Dizzy - The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Codemasters

Card Sharks

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: playing cards

Publisher: Accolade, inc.

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