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Thursday 23 April 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 23, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Neal Bridges and Boaz Mauda. 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. Hot Pursuit, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sweet Surrender. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Lap or Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 23 April 1987

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Movies

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

Hot Pursuit

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Starring: John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Wendy Gazelle

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Eugene Marner

Starring: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

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Rumpelstiltskin

Directed by: David Irving

Starring: Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer

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The Allnighter

Directed by: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Starring: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

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Prick Up Your Ears

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

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TV Series

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

Sweet Surrender

Directed by: Not specifed

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Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

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Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

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Der Landarzt

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Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 23, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1987 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin
  2. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
  3. Sign O' The Times - Prince
  4. Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
  5. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  6. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
  7. Madonna - La Isla Bonita
  8. The Finer Things - Steve Winwood
  9. Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
  10. U2 - With Or Without You
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
  2. The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
  3. There's Nothing Better Than Love - Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines
  4. Atlantic Starr - Always
  5. Gregory Abbott - I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
  6. Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
  7. Klymaxx - I'd Still Say Yes
  8. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael
  9. Back And Forth - Cameo
  10. Herb Alpert - Keep Your Eye On Me
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Braulio - En bancarrota
  2. Es mi mujer - Emmanuel
  3. Macumba - Veronica Castro
  4. Hasta Que Te Conoci - Juan Gabriel
  5. Daniela Romo - De mi enamorate
  6. Doce rosas - Lorenzo Antonio
  7. Los Bukis - Tu carcel
  8. Lucia Mendez - Castigame
  9. Angelica Maria - El hombre de mi vida
  10. Corre y ve con el - Jose Jose

Books

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

Texasville

By: Larry McMurtry

With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show.

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Santorini

By: Alistair MacLean

Reissue of the gripping tale of sabotage at sea, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.In the heart of the Aegean Sea, a luxury yacht is on fire and sinking

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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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Flight Of The Intruder

By: Stephen Coonts

A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the New York Times bestseller list, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER became an instant classic.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear

Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Melbourne House

Final Lap

Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Metal Gear

Metal Gear

Platform: MSX2 Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One GameCube Game Boy Color Nintendo Entertainment System Nin

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Konami

Deflektor

Deflektor

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Sharp X68000

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Home videos

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

Heartbreak Ridge

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Ruthless People

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Top Gun

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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