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Saturday October 24, 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charlie White (figure skater) and Jeremy Evans. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Delta or Ghost Hunters.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 1987

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Movies

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

Cry Freedom

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

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Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Country: United States

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Deadly Prey

Directed by: David A. Prior

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior, Fritz Matthews

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Russkies

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle

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Hello Again

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen

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TV Series

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

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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The Gemini Factor

Nancy Wake

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 24, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

Cultural Literacy

By: E. D. Hirsch Jr

In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

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Freedom

By: William Safire

In this novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Safire explores the dilemma of how much freedom must be denied individuals to protect the freedom of all.

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Legacy

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the

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Sarum

By: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gnome Ranger

Gnome Ranger

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, MSX, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Level 9

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

Platform: Famicom, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing, horror

Publisher: Namcot

Delta

Delta

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

Artelius

Artelius

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Home videos

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

Tin Men

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Harry and the Hendersons

Studio: Universal Pictures

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Crocodile Dundee

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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The Color of Money

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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