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Tuesday 24 November 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elena Satine and Megan Mullins. In that special week of November people in US were listening to (I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. Planes, Trains & Automobiles, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airball or Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

Country: United States

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3 Men and a Baby

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

Country: United States

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Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson

Country: United States

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The Last Emperor

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Country: United States

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The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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 24 November 1987 ?

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
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Famous Deaths:
  • Li Peng succeeds Premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • In Southern California, magnitude 6.5 and 6.7 earthquakes occur, about 12 hours apart. Felt throughout much of southern California from San Diego and Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada and Tempe, Arizona. Also felt at Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico.

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

The Great Depression Of 1990

By: Ravi Batra

From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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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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And The Band Played On

By: Randy Shilts

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting.

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The Closing Of The American Mind

By: Allan Bloom

THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 Color Computer, Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIgs, MS-DOS, Atari 8-bit, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Microdeal

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Apache Strike

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple Macintosh PC (MS-DOS)

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software Activision (C64)

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Bubble Ghost

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple IIGS, Game Boy

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Infogrames (UK, Europe) Accolade (USA) Pony Canyon (Japan)

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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

Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: The Edge

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