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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 Carola Durán and Svetlana Radzivil. 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. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while A Taste For Death by P. D. James was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Eyes on the Prize. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crystal Quest or Fast Lane.
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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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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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TV Series

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

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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Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Crime Story

Written by: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

Starring: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Country: United States

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Zoobilee Zoo

Starring: Ben Vereen, Michael B. Moynahan, Stevie Vallance, Gary Schwartz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1987 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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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


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

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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The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe

By: Jane Wagner

Emmy Award-winning playwright Jane Wagner’s brilliant social satire is back in a gorgeous new paperback edition—new life for the play that rocked Broadway in 1985 and still rings true today.

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A Perfect Spy

By: John le Carré

Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy.

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apache Strike

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple Macintosh PC (MS-DOS)

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software Activision (C64)

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Bats & Terry

Bats & Terry

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Tournament, Drama, Baseball

Publisher: Use Corporation

Crystal Quest

Platform: Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm, Game Boy, Amiga, iPhone OS

Publisher: Casady & Greene (Macintosh), Stainless Games (Xbox 360)

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Fast Lane

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Faster Than Light

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