Thursday September 17, 1987

US date format: 9/17/1987, UK date format: 17/9/1987
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Tim Burton and Ray Friesen. 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. Housekeeping, directed by Bill Forsyth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frank's Place. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Chaos or Adventures of Dino Riki.
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Movies

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak

Crazy Love

Crazy Love

Directed by: Dominique Deruddere

Starring: Josse De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Michael Pas, Gene Bervoets

Faceless

Faceless

Directed by: Jesús Franco

Starring: Helmut Berger, Brigitte Lahaie, Telly Savalas, Christopher Mitchum

Promised Land

Promised Land

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Jason Gedrick, Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Tracy Pollan

Rolling Vengeance

Rolling Vengeance

Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern

Starring: Don Michael Paul, Lawrence Dane, Ned Beatty, Lisa Howard

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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

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TV Series

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Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Universum

Universum

Starring: Otto Clemens

Country: Austria

Pulaski: The TV Detective

Pulaski: The TV Detective

Written by:

Starring: David Andrews, Caroline Langrishe, Kate Harper, Rolf Saxon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Books

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Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

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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

Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

Weep No More, My Lady

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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

Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes

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Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

The Songlines

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Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks."

The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour

The Haunted Mesa

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The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cleopatra no Mahō

Cleopatra no Mahō

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Square

Galaga '88

Galaga '88

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Game Gear, X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; JP Micomsoft; NA Atari Games; NA NEC

Dr. Chaos

Dr. Chaos

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Pony Inc.; NA FCI, Inc.

Baseball The Season II

Baseball The Season II

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Cinematronics

Adventures of Dino Riki

Adventures of Dino Riki

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Rix Soft; NA Hudson Soft


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