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Sunday 27 December 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lily Cole and Matthew Atkinson. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Beloved by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MAZ ab!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 221B Baker Street or Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey.
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 ?

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Country: United States

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Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae

Country: United States

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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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Empire of the Sun

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Street

Written by: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne

Starring: Stephen Chen, Patrick Garner, Marc Baron, Timothy C. Burns

Country: United States

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The Stars

Starring: Nigel Henbest

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1987 ?

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Priscilla Dean: Actress (Outside the Law), dies of injuries at 91.
  • Rewi Alley: New Zealand author, pro-Chinese communist, dies at age 90 in Beijing.
  • Geoffrey D Lloyd: Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (Born 1933).
  • Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.

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Sport Games on 27 December 1987

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Philadelphia Eagles : 7 - 17
  • Chicago Bears - Los Angeles Raiders : 6 - 3
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 17 - 21
  • Detroit Lions - Atlanta Falcons : 30 - 13
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1987?

  • Time: Starving baby & mother depicts the famine in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9096
  • Time: The Long Road To Washington'


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


By: Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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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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Presumed Innocent

By: Scott Turow

Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

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Heaven And Hell

By: John Jakes

The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

221B Baker Street

221B Baker Street

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Datasoft

Beyond Zork

Platform: Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, IBM PC, Commodore 128

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Blades of Steel Konamic Ice Hockey

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Commodore 64

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Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software

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