Monday 17 August 1987
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Shultz and Kemp Muhl.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna.
In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits.
Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, 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 Steel Riders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei or Dragon Spirit.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1987 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Matthew Shultz: American musician, Cage the Elephant.
- Kemp Muhl: American model actress and singer.
- Paolo Serrano: Filipino actor.
- Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
- Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 2,700 for first time (2,700.57).
- ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.
- Order of the Garter is opened to women.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Who's That Girl
- Los Lobos - La Bamba
- Suzanne Vega - Luka
- Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
- George Michael - I Want Your Sex
- U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
- Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
- The Whispers - Rock Steady
- T'Pau - Heart And Soul
- Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
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