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Friday 29 May 1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alessandra Torresani and Lina Andrijauskaite. 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. Harry and the Hendersons, directed by William Dear, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Intimate Partners by Maggie Scarf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vreme za pat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bismarck or Dance Aerobics.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Harry and the Hendersons

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick

Country: United States

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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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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 29 May 1987 ?

  • Nigeria: Democracy Day.
  • Saint Theodosia
  • Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
  • United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
  • Venezuela: Tree Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alain Vincx: Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at age 40.
  • Twilight Zone director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow.
  • Robin Ventura sets a college baseball record with hits in 57 games.

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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 ?

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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Love, Medicine & Miracles

By: Bernie S. Siegel

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who

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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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The Ladies Of Missalonghi

By: Colleen McCullough

Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: UK Mirrorsoft; US Datasoft

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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

Dance Aerobics

Platform: NES

Genre: Music game, Exercise

Publisher: Nintendo NA Bandai JP

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Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software

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Indoor Sports

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape (US) Databyte, Advance, Tynesoft (EU)

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