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Sunday 19 July 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jon Jones (fighter) and Jon Jones. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Falsion or Gee Bee Air Rally.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas

Country: United States

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Jaws: The Revenge

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Dom za nashite deca

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 July 1987 ?

  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
  • Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
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  • 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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

  • Time: Front and Center' Inset:, Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork by Diana Walker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9071
  • Time: 'We The People' depicts the 200th anniversary of the Constitution and the ethnic diversity of the Un


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

Life And Death In Shanghai

By: Nien Cheng

A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

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The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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The Haunted Mesa

By: Louis L'Amour

The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Evening Star

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants Ltd.

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Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Gee Bee Air Rally

Gee Bee Air Rally

Platform: C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Higemaru Makaijima

Higemaru Makaijima

Platform: NES/Famicom, MSX2, mobile phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Capcom



Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

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