Tuesday 1 December 1987
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vance Joy and Simon Dawkins.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle.
In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airborne Ranger or Goldrunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1987 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Vance Joy: Rock Singer.
- Simon Dawkins: English footballer.
- Tabarie Henry: Virgin Islander sprinter.
- Brett Williams: English footballer.
- Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel.
- NASA announces the names of four companies who were awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Bill Medley - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
- George Michael - Faith
- Richard Marx - Should've Known Better
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Sting - We'll Be Together
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- R.E.M. - The One I Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
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