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Thursday 23 April 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Boaz Mauda and Neal Bridges. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Double Dragon or Devilman.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Square One TV

Starring: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Country: United States

Mathnet

Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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Raising Arizona

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • New Jersey Devils' farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) New York.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Espionage Scandals -- Apr. 20, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9059
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. and Japan Face Off -- Apr. 13, 1987

Books

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

Boone

By: T. Boone Pickens Jr

First printing of the first edition. Neff B224. Pickens was CEO of Mesa Petroleum, and for a time a person of national stature in the corporate world.

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Intimate Partners

By: Maggie Scarf

“Anyone involved in, embarking on, or yearning for, an intimate relationship should buy, borrow or steal Intimate Partners.”–New WomanWhat goes on in our intimate attachments?

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The Eyes Of The Dragon

By: Stephen King

Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen

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Fatherhood

By: Bill Cosby

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Karyssia: Queen of Diamonds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Incentive Software

Amaurote

Amaurote

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Electronika BK 0011M

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Mastertronic

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

Platform: Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

Double Dragon

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10, Master System, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, Lynx, Mobile

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan (Japan) Taito (North America) Tradewest (NES) Mastertronic (computers)[1] HAMSTER (PS4)

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Devilman

Devilman

Genre: Action, horror fiction


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