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Monday 17 August 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 Sphere by Michael Crichton 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.
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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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House of Games

Directed by: David Mamet

Starring: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

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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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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.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1987 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ahora Te Puedes Marchar - Luis Miguel
  2. Julio Iglesias - Lo Mejor De Tu Vida
  3. Amanda Miguel - El pecado
  4. Hasta Que Te Conoci - Juan Gabriel
  5. Los Bukis - Tu carcel
  6. Desnudate mujer - Franky Ruiz
  7. Braulio - En bancarrota
  8. Emmanuel - Solo
  9. Lobo Domesticado - Tommy Olivencia
  10. Amigo Mio - Jorge Muniz
Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. La Bamba - Los Lobos
  2. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett
  3. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  4. Spagna - Call Me

Books

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

Sphere

By: Michael Crichton

“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

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And A Voice To Sing With

By: Joan Baez

• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series.

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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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The Haunted Mesa

By: Louis L'Amour

The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest.

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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?

Heartbreak Ridge

Studio: Warner Bros.

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River's Edge

Studio: Home Box Office

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84 Charing Cross Road

Studio: Columbia Pictures

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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The Three Caballeros

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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