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Saturday 25 July 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Welch and Fernando (Brazilian footballer born 1987). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Steel Riders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auf Wiedersehen Monty or Grand Prix Construction Set.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Lost Boys

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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The Living Daylights

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabb

Country: United States

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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Summer School

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Steel Riders

Written by: Ken Catran

Directed by: Wayne Tourell

Starring: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

Dom za nashite deca

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

Ballade vir 'n Enkeling

Starring: Michele Burgers, Gavin van den Berg, Brümilda van Rensburg

Country: South Africa

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 July 1987 ?

  • St. Thea
  • Roman festivals - Furinalia
  • Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
  • Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
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Famous Deaths:
  • USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite.
  • The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.
  • Four hundred Iranian pilgrims are killed in clashes with Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.
  • Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.
  • An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta. Hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Liet. Col. Oliver North -- July 20, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9072
  • Time: Front and Center' Inset:, Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork by Diana Walker


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

The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

By: Douglas Adams

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

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By: Michael Crichton

“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

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More Die Of Heartbreak

By: Saul Bellow

Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics


Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action

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Grand Prix Construction Set

Grand Prix Construction Set

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software/Acornsoft

Combat School

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Track and Field

Publisher: Konami

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Game Over II

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up, platform game

Publisher: Dinamic Software

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