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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 Jeremih and Meghan Camarena. 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 Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark 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 American Speedway or Grand Prix Construction Set.
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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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Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

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

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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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

Dom za nashite deca

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1987 ?

  • 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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  • 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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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


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

Weep No More, My Lady

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death

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By: Janet Dailey

In Heiress, two sisters meet at the funeral of one of the most prestigious men in the country, Dean Lawson, their father.

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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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Windmills Of The Gods

By: Sidney Sheldon

She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

American Speedway

American Speedway

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Enerdyne Technologies


Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PlayChoice-10, MSX2, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Microsoft Windows[1], MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Grand Prix Construction Set

Grand Prix Construction Set

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software/Acornsoft

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, strategy

Publisher: A&F Software

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