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Saturday 19 December 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karim Benzema and Ronan Farrow. 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 Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Bit of Fry and Laurie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Emerald Mine or 500cc Grand Prix.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1987 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champion.

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Sport Games on 19 December 1987

American Football
  • Green Bay Packers - New York Giants : 10 - 20
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos : 17 - 20
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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


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


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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By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

By: Clifton Daniel

There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"

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By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Black Tiger

Platform: Arcade / Various

Genre: Hack and slash, Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, strategy game

Publisher: Mastertronic (on Bulldog label)

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Emerald Mine

Emerald Mine

Genre: Scrolling tile-based puzzle game

Publisher: Kingsoft

500cc Grand Prix

500cc Grand Prix

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore C64/128, IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microïds

Higemaru Makaijima

Higemaru Makaijima

Platform: NES/Famicom, MSX2, mobile phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Capcom

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