Sunday August 30, 1987

US date format: 8/30/1987, UK date format: 30/8/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amie Yancey and Johanna Braddy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken or Arumana no Kiseki.
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What the sky looked like on 30 August 1987

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Movies

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Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

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The Dead

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

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The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

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Firehouse

Directed by: J. Christian Ingvordsen

Starring: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

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TV Series

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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

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Fridolin

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Vanity Fair

Starring: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knightmare

Written by: Tim Child

Starring: Hugo Myatt, David Learner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knights of God

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1987 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee
  • Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
  • Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 seconds.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1987 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Julio Iglesias - Lo Mejor De Tu Vida
  2. Ahora Te Puedes Marchar - Luis Miguel
  3. Los Lobos - La Bamba
  4. Amanda Miguel - El pecado
  5. Tu carcel - Los Bukis
  6. Hasta Que Te Conoci - Juan Gabriel
  7. Doce rosas - Lorenzo Antonio
  8. Todo Me Gusta De Ti - Los Caminantes
  9. No Te Quites La Ropa - Emmanuel
  10. Lobo Domesticado - Tommy Olivencia
Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett
  2. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  3. Spagna - Call Me
  4. Madonna - Who's That Girl

Books

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

Life And Death In Shanghai

By: Nien Cheng

A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in

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Sphere

By: Michael Crichton

“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

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Sarum

By: Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

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Fine Things

By: Danielle Steel

Smart, likable, Bernie Fine was the wonder boy of Wolff's, New York's most glamorous department store. A senior VP moving up, he arrives in San Fransisco to open a West Coast store.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dunjunz

Dunjunz

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Action, Gauntlet-like

Publisher: Bug-Byte

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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Arumana no Kiseki

Arumana no Kiseki

Platform: Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game, Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

La abadía del crimen

La abadía del crimen

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Opera Soft

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Flight of the Navigator

Studio: The Walt Disney Company

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An American Tail

Studio: Universal Pictures

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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Top Gun

Studio: Paramount Pictures

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