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Friday 18 December 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sneha Ullal and Andreas Lubitz. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spuk von draußen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket or Asterix and the Magic Carpet.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Empire of the Sun

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 18 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Conny Plank: German DJ and producer (Cluster and Moebius & Plank) (d. 1987).
Facts:
  • Warne Marsh, jazz saxophonist, dies of a heart attack after collapsing onstage while giving a perfomance at Donte's in North Hollywood, California.
  • Ivan F Boesky sentenced to three years for insider trading.
  • Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The Long Road To Washington'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9095
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley Maclaine -- Dec. 7, 1987

Books

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

Sarum

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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Bluebeard

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.“Late

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Misery

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Platform: C64, C128

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

HardBall!

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, Sega Genesis, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Accolade

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Alex Kidd: High-Tech World

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Platform, adventure

Publisher: Sega

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Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO8, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Arcade/adventure

Publisher: Coktel Vision


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