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Monday August 24, 1987

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Duhamel and Jon Scheyer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station or Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 August 1987

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Movies

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

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Country: United States

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The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

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The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

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Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

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TV Series

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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

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Fridolin

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Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knightmare

Written by: Tim Child

Starring: Hugo Myatt, David Learner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knights of God

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Julio Iglesias - Lo Mejor De Tu Vida
  2. Ahora Te Puedes Marchar - Luis Miguel
  3. Los Lobos - La Bamba
  4. Amanda Miguel - El pecado
  5. Los Bukis - Tu carcel
  6. Hasta Que Te Conoci - Juan Gabriel
  7. Doce rosas - Lorenzo Antonio
  8. Todo Me Gusta De Ti - Los Caminantes
  9. No Te Quites La Ropa - Emmanuel
  10. Lobo Domesticado - Tommy Olivencia
Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett
  2. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  3. Spagna - Call Me
  4. Madonna - Who's That Girl

Books

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

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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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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Heiress

By: Janet Dailey

In Heiress, two sisters meet at the funeral of one of the most prestigious men in the country, Dean Lawson, their father.

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The Haunted Mesa

By: Louis L'Amour

The Navajo called them the Anasazi, the “ancient enemy,” and their abandoned cities haunt the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Game Over II

Game Over II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up, platform game

Publisher: Dinamic Software

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Doremikko

Doremikko

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Platform: Apple II, PC DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

Ai Senshi Nicol

Ai Senshi Nicol

Platform: Family Computer Disk System NES Mobile Phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Home videos

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

Three Amigos

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Ruthless People

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Crocodile Dundee

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Studio: New Line Cinema

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