Thursday 24 December 1987
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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.
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
- M G Ramachandran: Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (Born 1917).
- John M "Joop" de Uyl: Dutch social-democratic premier (1973-77), dies at age 68.
- Betty Noyes: singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds' singing voice in Singin' in the Rain (d. 1987).
- Joop den Uyl: Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 until 1977 (Born 1919).
- In the USA, the Illinois State Lottery draw for US$39.5 million is split between four winners.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- INXS - Need You Tonight
- George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb
- George Michael - Faith
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
- Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)
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Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 24 December 1987 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?