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Sunday 19 April 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria Sharapova and Daniel Schuhmacher. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Communion by Whitley Strieber was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonecruncher or Dream Zone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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Angel Heart

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States

Mathnet

Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis player, the first Russian to win the 4 tournaments of the grand slam.
  • Daniel Schuhmacher: German singer, winner of the sixth season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", the German edition of "Pop Idol".
  • Joe Hart: English footballer.
  • David Cavazos: Mexican singer-songwriter.
  • Luigi Giorgi: Italian footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 and record 12th straight AL win
  • LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver.
  • Milt Kahl dies of cancer (born 1909). He worked on Walt Disney Company animation for 22 short films, and 24 feature films.
  • Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. and Japan Face Off -- Apr. 13, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9058
  • Time: Jimmy Swaggart and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Books

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

Communion

By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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Echoes In The Darkness

By: Joseph Wambaugh

On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line." Her

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Fatherhood

By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apache Strike

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple Macintosh PC (MS-DOS)

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software Activision (C64)

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Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

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Bonecruncher

Bonecruncher

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Superior Software

Dragon Scroll

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Konami

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Dream Zone

Dream Zone

Platform: Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Baudville


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