Thursday 16 April 1987
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Milton J Cross in New York City and Aaron Lennon.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin.
In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aztec Adventure or Dr. Chaos.
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1987 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Milton J Cross in New York City: New York; TV announcer (Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air).
- Aaron Lennon: Soccer Player.
- Savant : Norwegian DJ and producer.
- Cenk Akyol: Turkish basketball player.
- FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
- Howard Stern and Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC
- Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for Fences
- US Federal Communications Commission imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves.
- Michael Jordan becomes second NBA to score 3000 points in a season.
- Anthony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (American Ballet Theater) dies at age 78.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
- Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
- Steve Winwood - The Finer Things
- Expose - Come Go With Me
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
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