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Tuesday 18 August 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mika Boorem and Tine Helseth. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Heiress by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlefield Germany or Hades Nebula.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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Facts:
  • Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
  • Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
  • Philip Rush of New Zealand sets record for triple crossing English Channel. His time, 28:21, is ten hours faster than the first man to do it.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9076
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Vanishing Coastline -- Aug. 10, 1987

Books

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

Heiress

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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More Die Of Heartbreak

By: Saul Bellow

Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest.

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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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The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battlefield Germany

Battlefield Germany

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Airborne Ranger

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

Genre: Stealth

Publisher: MicroProse

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Ark Area

Ark Area

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: UPL

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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