Thursday 24 December 1987, Christmas Eve
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brooke Westbrooks and Jane Summersett.
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.
On TV people were watching A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Curse of Sherwood or The Goonies II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1987 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:24 December
- Joop den Uyl: Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 until 1977 (Born 1919).
- John M "Joop" de Uyl: Dutch social-democratic premier (1973-77), dies at age 68.
- M G Ramachandran: Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (Born 1917).
- Betty Noyes: singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds' singing voice in Singin' in the Rain (d. 1987).
- In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
- Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb
- INXS - Need You Tonight
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