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Wednesday August 19, 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Manny Jacinto and Nico Hulkenberg. 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. The Dead, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavy Barrel or Megami Tensei.
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What the sky looked like on 19 August 1987

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Movies

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

The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

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The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

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Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

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Fridolin

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Floyd on France

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Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hayden Rorke: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie).
Facts:
  • ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hizballah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after sixty-two days in captivity.
  • Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 19, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Cultural Literacy

By: E. D. Hirsch Jr

In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

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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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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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Witness To A Century

By: George Seldes

"This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure game, Strategy

Publisher: Firebird Software

Continental Circus

Continental Circus

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC

Genre: Racing simulation

Publisher: Taito

Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei

Platform: Android, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Microsoft Windows, MSX, NES, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Porta

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Atlus, Namco; NA Atlus, Aeria Games; EU Atlus, Koei, Ghostlight, NIS America, Sega, Square Enix, Zen United

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Go!

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Tin Men

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Big Trouble in Little China

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Radio Days

Studio: Orion Pictures

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The Wraith

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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