Monday 31 August 1987
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ondrej Pavelec and Jason Boland.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos.
Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Knightmare.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Contra or Frankenstein.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1987 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Ondrej Pavelec: Czech ice hockey player.
- Jason Boland: Bassist.
- Xavi Annunziata: Spanish footballer.
- Petros Kravaritis: Greek footballer.
- Ondřej Pavelec: Czech ice hockey player.
- South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
- Michael Jackson's Bad music album is released, including songs "Bad", "Man in the Mirror", and "Smooth Criminal". The 18-minute music video Bad premieres on US TV.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Lobos - La Bamba
- Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- Madonna - Who's That Girl
- Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
- Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All
- Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
- Dan Hill - Can't We Try
- Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
- The Whispers - Rock Steady
- Huey Lewis & The News - Doing It All For My Baby
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