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Thursday 21 May 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashlie Brillault . In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Communion by Whitley Strieber was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vreme za pat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exolon or Ghost Hunters.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Beverly Hills Cop II

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jrgen Prochnow

Country: United States

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La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1987 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alejandro Rey: Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Actor (Carlos-Flying Nun).
  • Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka.

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

  • Time: Inset: Rice by Ian Marks-Gamma/Liaison.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9063
  • Time: Inset: Iran-Contra affair.


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


By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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Fine Things

By: Danielle Steel

Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

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This 'N That

By: Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

Lightly Used Hardcover published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1987, 207 pages in Very Good Condition. Text is very clean (looks like it was never read) and unmarked with no rips,

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The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys

By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Enterprise 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Hewson



Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

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Indoor Sports

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape (US) Databyte, Advance, Tynesoft (EU)

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Booby Kids

Booby Kids

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

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