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Monday 19 October 1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tsunenori Aoki and Fumino Kimura. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golvellius or Contra.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Movies

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

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Hellraiser

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Anything Goes opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
  • Woody Woodward resigns as New York Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named New York Yankee manager for 5th and final time
  • "Black Monday": stock markets around the world suffer an unexpected dramatic drop, with the American Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 22.6 percent (508 points), the largest one-day drop in recorded stock market history, and first financial crisis of the modern globalized era.
  • In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran's offshore oil platforms.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Greenhouse Effect -- Oct. 19, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9086
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hite Report -- Oct. 12, 1987

Books

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

Kaleidoscope

By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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Straight On Till Morning

By: Mary S. Lovell

The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”―Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya,

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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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Thriving On Chaos

By: Tom Peters

The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Golvellius

Platform: MSX, Sega Master System, iPhone OS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Compile, Sega

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Basketball Challenge

Platform: IBM micros and compatibles

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Contra

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PlayChoice-10, MSX2, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Microsoft Windows[1], MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: MSX2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

The Hunt for Red October

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Argus Press Software Ltd.

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