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Thursday 27 August 1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Darren McFadden and Joel Grant. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Universum. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Feud or Falsion.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Otto Clemens

Country: Austria

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1987 ?

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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Famous Deaths:
  • Scott La Rock: American DJ and producer (Boogie Down Productions) (d. 1987).

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Steve Martin -- Aug. 24, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9077
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 1987


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

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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The Songlines

By: Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin-author of In Patagonia-ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks."

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The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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Life And Death In Shanghai

By: Nien Cheng

A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Air Fortress

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: HAL Laboratory

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Crazee Rider

Crazee Rider

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Superior Software / Acornsoft



Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

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