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What Happened on August 17, 1987

US date format: 8/17/1987, UK date format: 17/8/1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kemp Muhl and Artus (comedian). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. The Dead, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Scroll or Gotcha!: The Sport.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1987

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Movies

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

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

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The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

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Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

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Fridolin

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Floyd on France

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Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,700 for first time (2,700.57).
  • ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.
  • Order of the Garter is opened to women.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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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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The Different Drum

By: M. Scott Peck

The popular lecturer and author of The Road Less Traveled challenges listeners to make the leap from individual growth and personal needs to the experience of true community and unconditional love.

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Everything To Gain

By: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

For Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the transition from the White House to Plains, Georgia, was painful. EVERYTHING TO GAIN is their warm and unpretentious account of their successful adjustment to a

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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gotcha!: The Sport

Gotcha!: The Sport

Platform: NES

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: LJN

Air Fortress

Air Fortress

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: HAL Laboratory

HardBall!

HardBall!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, Sega Genesis, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Accolade

Dragon Scroll

Dragon Scroll

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Konami

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Platform: Apple II, PC DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Home videos

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

Radio Days

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Crocodile Dundee

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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The Color of Money

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Tough Guys

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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