Thursday 23 April 1987
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Boaz Mauda and Neal Bridges.
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 Dragon Scroll or Esper Dream.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1987 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Boaz Mauda: Israeli singer.
- Neal Bridges: YouTube Star.
- Michael Arroyo: Ecuadorian footballer.
- John Boye: Ghanaian football player.
- Emily Fox: American basketball player and cup stacker.
- Bo'az Ma'uda: Israeli singer-songwriter
- 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- New Jersey Devils' farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) New York.
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)
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
- Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
- Madonna - La Isla Bonita
- Steve Winwood - The Finer Things
- Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
- U2 - With Or Without You
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