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Friday 20 March 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilia Attias and Taylor Davis (violinist). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Club Nouveau. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Bandits by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foreign Bodies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga '88 or Black Magic.
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 ?

Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Eyes on the Prize

Starring: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Dreams

Starring: Frances Atkinson, Trevor Byfield, Ed Devereaux, Paul Freeman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1987 ?

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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  • Soap opera Capitol final episode
  • Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7:00.36).
  • Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit.
  • NASA launches Palapa B2P.
  • The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.

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

  • Time: Illustration by Nigel Holmes
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9054
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Mar. 9, 1987


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


By: Elmore Leonard

“Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.”—PeopleA wild ride with “the coolest, hottest writer in America” (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and

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The Red White And Blue

By: John Gregory Dunne

Red White And Blue, The: A Novel, by Dunne, John Gregory

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Flight Of The Intruder

By: Stephen Coonts

A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the New York Times bestseller list, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER became an instant classic.

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Life Wish

By: Jill Ireland

Jill Ireland had everything: a thriving film career, seven devoted children, lavish homes, a horse farm in Vermont, and a happy marriage to movie star Charles Bronson.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazee Rider

Crazee Rider

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft

Galactic Trader

Galactic Trader

Platform: OpenVMS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: self-published

Galaga '88

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Game Gear, X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; JP Micomsoft; NA Atari Games; NA NEC

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Black Magic

Platform: Apple IIe, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Datasoft

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Border Zone

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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