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Thursday 17 September 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Friesen and Tim Burton. In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Hellraiser, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Closing Of The American Mind by Allan Bloom was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tour of Duty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airball or Ballerburg.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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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A Year in the Life

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Country: United States

Bad Boyes

Starring: Steven Kember, Helen Cotterill, Nicola Greenhill, Dean Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

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

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Hellraiser

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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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • At a small rally in Harlem, televangelist Marion Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

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Books

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

The Closing Of The American Mind

By: Allan Bloom

THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal

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Team Yankee

By: Harold Coyle

A realistic depiction of World War III combat follows Captain Sean Bannion and the tank soldiers of Team Yankee as they battle the Russian invasion force, from Hill 214

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Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

By: Douglas Adams

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

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Hot Flashes

By: Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, strategy

Publisher: A&F Software

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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Ballerburg

Platform: Atari ST

Genre: Artillery game

Publisher: Eckhard Kruse

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Cleopatra no Mahō

Cleopatra no Mahō

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Square

Crossroads

Platform: Commodore 64

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