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Sunday 17 May 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aleandro Rosi and Edvald Hagen. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vreme za pat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avengers or Doremikko.
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TV Series

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

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

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

Movies

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

Beverly Hills Cop II

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jrgen Prochnow

Country: United States

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La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

Country: United States

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Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Stardust closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die.
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
  • Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Iran-Contra affair.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9062
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- May 4, 1987

Books

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

The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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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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Winter Hawk

By: Craig Thomas

Soft cover; Very Good; Dust Jacket -Very Good; Advanced reading copy, unread, fine shiny wrappers. Slipcase. Mitchell Gant, super pilot, infiltrates Russia by helicopter to avert a world crisis.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Booby Kids

Booby Kids

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Avengers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting 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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Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Metal Gear

Platform: MSX2 Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One GameCube Game Boy Color Nintendo Entertainment System Nin

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Konami

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