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Sunday August 30, 1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position 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 The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes 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 Auf Wiedersehen Monty or Bats & Terry.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 30 August 1987

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Movies

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

Near Dark

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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

Country: United States

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 30, 1987 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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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. Los Bukis - Tu carcel
  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 ?

The Fatal Shore

By: Robert Hughes

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system.

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Communion

By: Whitley Strieber

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from “elsewhere” .

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The Timothy Files

By: Lawrence Sanders

Three novellas about private investigator Timothy Cone, whose business is other people’s business . . . and who believes that no crime should go unpunished Haldering & Co.,

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Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

By: Douglas Adams

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pac-Mania

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX2, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, X68000, ZX Spectrum, Zeebo, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari Games; NA Tengen; EU Domark; EU Grandslam

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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Bats & Terry

Bats & Terry

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Tournament, Drama, Baseball

Publisher: Use Corporation

Hydrofool

Hydrofool

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Faster Than Light

Artelius

Artelius

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Bussan

Home videos

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

Big Trouble in Little China

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Radio Days

Studio: Orion Pictures

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Ruthless People

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Lethal Weapon

Studio: Warner Bros.

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Heartbreak Ridge

Studio: Warner Bros.

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