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Tuesday 20 October 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 20, 1987). 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. Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flying Shark or Fast Lane.
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What the sky looked like on 20 October 1987

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Movies

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

Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

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Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States

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Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

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Russkies

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle

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Hello Again

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen

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TV Series

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

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

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Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

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Worzel Gummidge Down Under

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The Gemini Factor

Nancy Wake

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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
Famous Birthdays:
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 20, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Hot Flashes

By: Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

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Time Flies

By: Bill Cosby

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

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Leaving Home

By: Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

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A Southern Family

By: Gail Godwin

The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of

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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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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Wraith

Studio: Orion Pictures

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River's Edge

Studio: Home Box Office

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Radio Days

Studio: Orion Pictures

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An American Tail

Studio: Universal Pictures

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