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Wednesday 27 May 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gervinho and Bella Heathcote. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Grace by James Spada was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vreme za pat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dream Zone or Higemaru Makaijima.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Untouchables

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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Beverly Hills Cop II

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jrgen Prochnow

Country: United States

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La Bamba

Directed by: Luis Valdez

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

Country: United States

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Withnail & I

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Network 7

Starring: Virginia Hey, Kim Wilde

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

After Dark

Starring: Tony Wilson, Matthew Parris, Helena Kennedy, Isaac Evans

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foreign Bodies

Starring: Dan Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 May 1987 ?

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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  • Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on Nightline after PTL scandal
  • Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna, Austria.
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota's mayor George Latimer names May 27 ''August Wilson Day'' in honor of the only person to win a Pulitzer Prize hailing from the state.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Moral Bearings -- May 25, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9064
  • Time: Inset: Rice by Ian Marks-Gamma/Liaison.


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


By: James Spada

"Oh Grace, we hardly knew you," wrote The Chicago Tribune about this book. "Spada presents us with a living, breathing Grace Kelly whose real life surpassed every male fantasy."

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The Closing Of The American Mind

By: Allan Bloom

THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal

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By: Larry McMurtry

With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show.

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The Eyes Of The Dragon

By: Stephen King

Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dream Zone

Dream Zone

Platform: Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Baudville


Platform: MSX, Sega Master System, iPhone OS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Compile, Sega

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Higemaru Makaijima

Higemaru Makaijima

Platform: NES/Famicom, MSX2, mobile phones

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Capcom

Ark Area

Ark Area

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: UPL

Bio Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tatakai

Bio Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tatakai

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco

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