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Saturday 17 October 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bea Alonzo and Jaros?aw Fojut. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 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 Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arumana no Kiseki or Cleopatra no Mahō.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Country: United States

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Tour of Duty

Written by: L. Travis Clark, Steve Duncan

Starring: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Country: United States

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Black Adder the Third

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

Starring: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

Country: United States

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Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1987 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Late Nite Comic closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
  • 1st lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hite Report -- Oct. 12, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9085
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviet Space Program -- Oct. 5, 1987


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: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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Time Flies

By: Bill Cosby

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

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By: Bob Woodward

Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arumana no Kiseki

Arumana no Kiseki

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game, Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Cleopatra no Mahō

Cleopatra no Mahō

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Square

I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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Basketball Challenge

Platform: IBM micros and compatibles

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Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX Commodore 64 (cancelled)

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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