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Wednesday 22 July 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Wallisch and Denis Gargaud Chanut. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasteroids or Firetrack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas

Country: United States

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Jaws: The Revenge

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Dom za nashite deca

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

Country: Bulgaria

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 July 1987 ?

  • Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
  • Pi Approximation Day
  • St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
  • St. Mineve
  • St. Joseph of Palestine (Count Joseph)
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  • US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
  • US begins escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.
  • Soyuz TM-3 launched with three cosmonauts (one Syrian).
  • Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 5km record (12:58.39) in Rome, Italy.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Liet. Col. Oliver North -- July 20, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9072
  • Time: Front and Center' Inset:, Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork by Diana Walker


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


By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

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Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

By: Douglas Adams

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

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By: Michael Crichton

“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Games (coin-op), Image Works (home ports)

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Platform: Acorn Electron[2] BBC Micro Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software[1] Superior/Acornsoft

Galaga '88

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Game Gear, X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; JP Micomsoft; NA Atari Games; NA NEC

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NES Open Tournament Golf

Platform: NES/Famicom, Famicom Disk System, PlayChoice-10, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS (Ambassador and Public Version) and Wii U)

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Bubble Ghost

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple IIGS, Game Boy

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Infogrames (UK, Europe) Accolade (USA) Pony Canyon (Japan)

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