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Thursday 20 August 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kristina (singer) and Jack Friels. 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. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4th & Inches or Blazer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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Masters of the Universe

Directed by: Gary Goddard

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

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 20 August 1987 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9076
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Vanishing Coastline -- Aug. 10, 1987


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


By: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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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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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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By: Gore Vidal

"Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Isometric shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Global Commander

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

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Martech, Datasoft

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Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX Commodore 64 (cancelled)

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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