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Wednesday 21 October 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrey Grechin and Sam McTrusty. 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 The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Scroll or Doremikko.
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What the sky looked like on 21 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 21 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 10.15 percent.
  • Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 21, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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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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Weep No More, My Lady

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death

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Cultural Literacy

By: E. D. Hirsch Jr

In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dragon Scroll

Dragon Scroll

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Konami

Deathlord

Deathlord

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

After Burner II

After Burner II

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, NES/Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Artelius

Artelius

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Home videos

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

Lady and the Tramp

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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Big Trouble in Little China

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Three Amigos

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Harry and the Hendersons

Studio: Universal Pictures

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The Three Caballeros

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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