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Friday 17 July 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Meghan Camarena and Jeremih Felton. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airball or Dream Zone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas

Country: United States

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Jaws: The Revenge

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles

Country: United States

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RoboCop

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Spaceballs

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Facts:
  • 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
  • Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Front and Center' Inset:, Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork by Diana Walker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9071
  • Time: 'We The People' depicts the 200th anniversary of the Constitution and the ethnic diversity of the Un

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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It

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 ?

Airball

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 Color Computer, Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIgs, MS-DOS, Atari 8-bit, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Microdeal

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City Bomber

City Bomber

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Konami

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter

Action Force

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Puzzle, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Dream Zone

Dream Zone

Platform: Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Baudville


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