Wednesday 17 June 1987
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kendrick Lamar and Rebecca Breeds.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Head To Toe by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam.
In UK I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Spaceballs, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing American Speedway or Black Panther.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1987 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Kendrick Lamar: Rapper.
- Rebecca Breeds: Soap Opera Actress.
- Mimei : YouTube Star.
- Ross O'Donovan: YouTube Star.
- Nozomi Tsuji: Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume Minimoni and Morning Musume Otomegumi).
- Dick Howser: New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals manager, dies at age 51 of brain cancer.
- With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
- Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.
- Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Head To Toe
- Atlantic Starr - Always
- Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
- Genesis - In Too Deep
- Herb Alpert - Diamonds
- Heart - Alone
- Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
- Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Kenny G - Songbird
- Smokey Robinson - Just To See Her
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