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Thursday December 24, 1987, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Victoire Belezy and Hugo Tout Seul. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Bad Taste, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Hausmeisterin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Jax or The Faery Tale Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1987

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Movies

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

Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Country: United States

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Hell High

Directed by: Douglas Grossman

Starring: Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker, Christopher Cousins, Millie Prezioso

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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States

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A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

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TV Series

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

Die Hausmeisterin

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Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

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Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

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Worzel Gummidge Down Under

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joop den Uyl: Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 until 1977 (Born 1919).
  • John M "Joop" de Uyl: Dutch social-democratic premier (1973-77), dies at age 68.
  • M G Ramachandran: Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (Born 1917).
  • Betty Noyes: singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds' singing voice in Singin' in the Rain (d. 1987).
Facts:
  • In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all ...

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Time Flies

By: Bill Cosby

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTERAmerica's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging.

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Patriot Games

By: Tom Clancy

From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

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Winters' Tales

By: Jonathan Winters

The most original and influential comic mind of our generation gives us a rollicking tour of his expansive imagination. Alongside the hilarity are intimate, revealing, and poignant recollections of childhood`s pains

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Faery Tale Adventure

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: MicroIllusions Electronic Arts (Genesis version)

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Battlantis

Battlantis

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

A Jax

A Jax

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000, PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Platform: Apple II/IIGS Amiga Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Studies Group

Home videos

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

Deadly Friend

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Big Trouble in Little China

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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River's Edge

Studio: Home Box Office

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84 Charing Cross Road

Studio: Columbia Pictures

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Flight of the Navigator

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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