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Sunday 30 August 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. 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. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vanity Fair. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hades Nebula or Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Vanity Fair

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

Starring: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Country: United States

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hamburger Hill

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle

Country: United States

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Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young

Country: United States

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The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

Country: United States

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Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Country: United States

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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
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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Steve Martin -- Aug. 24, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9077
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- Aug. 17, 1987

Books

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

Whirlwind

By: James Clavell

Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

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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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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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A Taste For Death

By: P. D. James

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 16

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Dunjunz

Dunjunz

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Action, Gauntlet-like

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Hunter's Moon

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Thalamus

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Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients

Platform: Apple II, PC DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape


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