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Wednesday 18 November 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jake Abel and Joe Cada. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mony Mony Live by Billy Idol. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. Planes, Trains & Automobiles, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventures of Dino Riki or Bases Loaded.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

Country: United States

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3 Men and a Baby

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

Country: United States

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Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson

Country: United States

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The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Country: United States

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The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto

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 18 November 1987 ?

  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
  • Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jacques Anquetil: French cyclist, winner of the Tour de France in 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964.
  • Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP
  • U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the Iran-Contra affair.

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

And The Band Played On

By: Randy Shilts

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting.

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Hot Flashes

By: Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

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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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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventures of Dino Riki

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Rix Soft; NA Hudson Soft

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Bases Loaded

Platform: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports: Baseball

Publisher: Jaleco

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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS, Amstrad CPC, Tandy 1000, ZX Spectrum, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh II

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Games (coin-op), Image Works (home ports)

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Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Platform: Apple II/IIGS Amiga Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Studies Group

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