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Friday 25 September 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Monica Niculescu and Robert Francis. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pulaski: The TV Detective. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apache Strike or Final Lap.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence

Country: United States

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Fatal Attraction

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 25 September 1987 ?

  • Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
  • Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Monica Niculescu: Romanian tennis player.
  • Robert Francis
  • Anthony Benna: French freeride skier, he won a gold medal at the 2015 World championship, in the mogul skiing category.
  • Matthew Chapman: American noted family and son of gospel-pop singer Amy Grant and husband, singer-songwriter Gary Chapman.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mary Astor: American actress, on-screen from 1920.
  • Emlyn Williams: Actor / director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81.
  • 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka

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

  • Time: Inset: Pope John Paul II
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9082
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America for Sale -- Sep. 14, 1987


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

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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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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It'S All In The Playing

By: Shirley MacLaine

The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PlayChoice-10, MSX2, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Microsoft Windows[1], MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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Apache Strike

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

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software Activision (C64)

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China Warrior

Platform: TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Mobile phone

Genre: Beat'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft, NEC

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Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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Game Over

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson TO7, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, run and gun

Publisher: Imagine Software

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