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Saturday 31 January 1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcus Mumford and Sargon Duran. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. while Whirlwind by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Return of Sherlock Holmes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Global Commander or Head Over Heels.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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The Golden Child

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance

Country: United States

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¡Three Amigos!

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Country: United States

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Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman

Starring: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech

Country: United States

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Eyes on the Prize

Starring: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Dreams

Starring: Frances Atkinson, Trevor Byfield, Ed Devereaux, Paul Freeman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Our World

Starring: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1987 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win.
  • The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.
  • United Steelworkers union ratify a concessionary contract with USX Corp.
  • British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Oliver Stone's 'Platoon' -- Jan. 26, 1987
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9047
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adnan Khashoggi -- Jan. 19, 1987


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


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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The Eyes Of The Dragon

By: Stephen King

Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen

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The Counterlife

By: Philip Roth

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies.

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By: Elmore Leonard

“Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.”—PeopleA wild ride with “the coolest, hottest writer in America” (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Fool's Errand

Platform: Mac OS, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Miles Computing

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Full Throttle / Top Speed

Full Throttle / Top Speed

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Romstar

Global Commander

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Martech, Datasoft

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Grand Prix Simulator

Grand Prix Simulator

Platform: Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game, Arcade adventure

Publisher: Ocean Software

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