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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 Milton J Cross in New York City and Aaron Lennon. 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 Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha!: The Sport or Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei.
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 ?

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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Movies

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

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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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

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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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. and Japan Face Off -- Apr. 13, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9058
  • Time: Jimmy Swaggart and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Books

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

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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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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Communion

By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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Night Of The Fox

By: Jack Higgins

On the verge of the D-Day invasion, a covert British operative must race against the clock to rescue a stranded soldier and secure Allied victoryIn May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Platform: Commodore 64

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

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Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Platform: Famicom, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing, horror

Publisher: Namcot

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Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision


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