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Monday 21 December 1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Concepcion and Denis Alekseyev. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Bit of Fry and Laurie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Guild of Thieves or Colony.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grimm Masterpiece Theatre

Starring: Theodore Lehmann

Country: United States

Pulaski: The TV Detective

Written by: Roy Clarke

Starring: David Andrews, Caroline Langrishe, Kate Harper, Rolf Saxon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Moonstruck

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Wall Street

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
  • Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 Cosmonauts to space station Mir
  • Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov launched
  • Turgut Özal, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Starving baby & mother depicts the famine in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9096
  • Time: The Long Road To Washington'

Books

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

Whirlwind

By: James Clavell

Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

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It

By: Stephen King

Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil ...

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Red Storm Rising

By: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

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A Taste For Death

By: P. D. James

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Zork

Platform: Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, IBM PC, Commodore 128

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Traditional sports simulator

The Guild of Thieves

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Colony

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, strategy game

Publisher: Mastertronic (on Bulldog label)

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Game Over II

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up, platform game

Publisher: Dinamic Software

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