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Friday April 17, 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Mehdi Benatia. 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 This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sweet Surrender. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exolon or Dungeon Master.
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What the sky looked like on 17 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 17 April 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dick Shawn: American actor/comedian (Producers), dies on stage from a heart attack at age 63 (born 1924).
  • Carlton Barrett: Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at age 36 (born 1950).
  • Cecil Harmsworth King: owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (Born 1901).
Facts:
  • Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.
  • Julius Erving becomes the third NBA player to score 30,000 points.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 17, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

This 'N That

By: Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

The outspoken film star writes about her career--from her contract player days at Warner Bros., where she met Ronald Reagan, through her stroke, mastectomy, and return to films--her family, and the notables she has known

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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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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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The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Exolon

Exolon

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

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Hewson

Dr. Chaos

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Pony Inc.; NA FCI, Inc.

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Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Devilman

Devilman

Genre: Action, horror fiction

Dungeon Master

Dungeon Master

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS,[3] Atari ST, MS-DOS (x86), SNES, TurboGrafx-CD, Sharp X68000, PC-9801, FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: FTL Games Victor Interactive Software (X68000)

Home videos

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

Top Gun

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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An American Tail

Studio: Universal Pictures

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The Three Caballeros

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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Tough Guys

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Flight of the Navigator

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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