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Wednesday 28 October 1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frank Ocean and Rob Dyke. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Omsen & Momsen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Full Throttle / Top Speed or Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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 months ?

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 28 October 1987 ?

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Andre Masson: French artist, a surrealist painter and set designer who caused a stir in the '20s with his works.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Changing U.S.S.R. -- Oct. 26, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9087
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Greenhouse Effect -- Oct. 19, 1987


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


By: Danielle Steel

When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

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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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The Prince Of Tides

By: Pat Conroy

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted

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Team Yankee

By: Harold Coyle

A realistic depiction of World War III combat follows Captain Sean Bannion and the tank soldiers of Team Yankee as they battle the Russian invasion force, from Hill 214

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aztec Adventure

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Strategy (with elements of action)

Publisher: Sega

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Full Throttle / Top Speed

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Romstar

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Hi no Tori Hououhen

Platform: MSX2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

NES Open Tournament Golf

Platform: NES/Famicom, Famicom Disk System, PlayChoice-10, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS (Ambassador and Public Version) and Wii U)

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket

Platform: C64, C128

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

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