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Saturday 17 January 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oleksandr Usyk . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eyes on the Prize. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Tiger or Bubble Ghost.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Eyes on the Prize

Starring: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Dreams

Starring: Frances Atkinson, Trevor Byfield, Ed Devereaux, Paul Freeman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Thinking Allowed

Starring: U.G. Krishnamurti, Jeffrey Mishlove

Country: United States

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Starring: Harry Dodson, Peter Thoday, Alison McKensie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Simon and the Witch

Starring: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Facts:
  • President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
  • US President Ronald Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Air Travel -- Jan. 12, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9045
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Corazon Aquino, Woman of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1987

Books

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

Whirlwind

By: James Clavell

Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

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By: Stephen King

Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil ...

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Red Storm Rising

By: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

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A Taste For Death

By: P. D. James

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Golvellius

Platform: MSX, Sega Master System, iPhone OS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Compile, Sega

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Aaargh!

Aaargh!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Arcadia Systems, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Arcadia Systems, Melbourne House

Black Tiger

Platform: Arcade / Various

Genre: Hack and slash, Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

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Bubble Ghost

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple IIGS, Game Boy

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Infogrames (UK, Europe) Accolade (USA) Pony Canyon (Japan)

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Feud

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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