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Sunday 20 September 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olga Savchuk and Gain (singer). In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Straight On Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Chaos or Amegas.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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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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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1987 ?

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  • 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis and Sharon Gless wins
  • Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race.
  • Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown.

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Sport Games on 20 September 1987

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants : 16 - 14
  • Denver Broncos - Green Bay Packers : 17 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - Los Angeles Raiders : 7 - 27
  • Houston Oilers - Buffalo Bills : 30 - 34
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Hot Flashes

By: Barbara Raskin

Hot Flashes, by Raskin, Barbara

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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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The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Dr. Chaos

Platform: FDS, NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Pony Inc.; NA FCI, Inc.

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Fire Power

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WebTV

Genre: Action

Publisher: MicroIllusions

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Platform: Amiga

Publisher: reLINE Software


Platform: MSX, Sega Master System, iPhone OS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Compile, Sega

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