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Tuesday 28 April 1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Corneliussen and Samantha Prabhu. In that special week of April people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Network 7. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Spirit or Beyond Zork.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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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Evil Dead II

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Trst via Skopje

Starring: Sebastijan Saban, Snezana Stameska, Vanco Petrusevski, Pero Georgievski

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 April 1987 ?

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
  • Luchesius
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ben Linder: American development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua (born 1959).
  • NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, North Carolina and Miami, Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis, Minnesota and Orlando, Florida in 1989.
  • American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U2 -- Apr. 27, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9060
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Espionage Scandals -- Apr. 20, 1987


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


By: Stephen King

Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil ...

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Windmills Of The Gods

By: Sidney Sheldon

She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

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Red Storm Rising

By: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--delivers an electrifying tale of international conflict.Using

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Intimate Partners

By: Maggie Scarf

“Anyone involved in, embarking on, or yearning for, an intimate relationship should buy, borrow or steal Intimate Partners.”–New WomanWhat goes on in our intimate attachments?

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Action game, simulation

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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Dragon Spirit

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Wii (Virtual Console), X68000, ZX Spectrum, NES

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Namco; NA Atari Games; NA NEC; EU Consult Software; EU Domark; AUS Nintendo

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The Eternal Dagger

The Eternal Dagger

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

Genre: Adventure, Role-Playing, Strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations



Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Piranha Games

Beyond Zork

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

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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