Friday 18 December 1987
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael.
In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1987 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Yuki Furukawa: TV Actor.
- Nastasia Townsend: Reality Star.
- Rian Dawson: Drummer.
- Ayaka : Japanese singer-songwriter and producer.
- Miki Ando: Japanese figure skater.
- Fernando Jara: Panamanian-born American jockey.
- Minami Tsukui: Japanese actress
- Andreas Lubitz: German airline pilot and presumed mass murderer, working since autumn 2013 for Lufthans as A320 pilot. His maternal grandfather H. T., a medical doctor (pediatrician), had immigrated around 1970 from Romania to Neuburg/Donau in Germany, with his wife S. and his daughter U., mother of Andreas. Andreas Lubitz was possibly born in Neuburg, and moved with his family at age six, according to press reports, to Montabaur. Another possible place of birth is Bangkok, where his father, Günter Lubitz, was
- Sneha Ullal: Bollywood Actress
- Conny Plank: German DJ and producer (Cluster and Moebius & Plank) (d. 1987).
- Warne Marsh, jazz saxophonist, dies of a heart attack after collapsing onstage while giving a perfomance at Donte's in North Hollywood, California.
- Ivan F Boesky sentenced to three years for insider trading.
- Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)
- Steve Winwood - Valerie
- Sting - We'll Be Together
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