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Tuesday 22 September 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Felton and Hyoni Kang (model). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. 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 Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd 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 Blasteroids or Flying Shark.
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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 22 September 1987 ?

  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
  • Saint Jonas
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Famous Deaths:
  • 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
  • Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
  • NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons

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

  • Time: Inset: Pope John Paul II
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9082
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America for Sale -- Sep. 14, 1987


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


By: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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The Different Drum

By: M. Scott Peck

The popular lecturer and author of The Road Less Traveled challenges listeners to make the leap from individual growth and personal needs to the experience of true community and unconditional love.

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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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By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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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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Test Drive

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Platform: Famicom, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing, horror

Publisher: Namcot

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Flying Shark

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito (original); JP Kaneko; JP Ving; NA Romstar (original); NA/EU Firebird; EU Electrocoin (original); EU Model Racing (original)

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