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Tuesday 20 October 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Borgore and Raphael Hackl. 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 Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tour of Duty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flying Shark or Fast Lane.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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What the sky looked like on 20 October 1987

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TV Series

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

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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Facts:
  • 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
  • Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts / 608,120,000 shares traded (record)
  • Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
  • Ten die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • New York subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to six months in jail.

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Books

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

Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Legacy

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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The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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Beloved

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Driller

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Crystal Quest

Platform: Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm, Game Boy, Amiga, iPhone OS

Publisher: Casady & Greene (Macintosh), Stainless Games (Xbox 360)

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Flying Shark

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito (original); JP Kaneko; JP Ving; NA Romstar (original); NA/EU Firebird; EU Electrocoin (original); EU Model Racing (original)

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Game Over

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson TO7, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, run and gun

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Fast Lane

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Konami

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