Saturday August 01, 1987

US date format: 8/1/1987, UK date format: 1/8/1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1987). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rumi Hîragi and Donald Gunn. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shakedown by Bob Seger. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Monster Squad, directed by Fred Dekker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Sphere by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching G-Force: Guardians of Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Megami Tensei or Fantasy Zone: The Maze.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to become undisputed boxing champ.

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Movies

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The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad

Directed by: Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Country: United States of America

No Way Out

No Way Out

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

Country: United States of America

Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Country: United States of America

North Shore

North Shore

Directed by: William Phelps

Starring: Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin

Disorderlies

Disorderlies

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Mark Morales, Anthony Geary

TV Series

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G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Fridolin

Fridolin

Buk dau chin fung

Buk dau chin fung

Dia Dia

Dia Dia

Thyella

Thyella

Days to next August 01

If August 01, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel

Love, Medicine & Miracles

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day - patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their …

Misery by Stephen King

Misery

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The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Sphere

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“Ingenious and beguiling.”—Time“Crichton keeps us guessing at every turn in his best work since The Andromeda Strain.”—Los Angeles Times“Sphere may be Crichton’s best novel, but even if it ranked only second

Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

Spycatcher by Peter Wright

Spycatcher

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SpyCatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei

Platform: Android, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Microsoft Windows, MSX, NES, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Porta

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Atlus, Namco; NA Atlus, Aeria Games; EU Atlus, Koei, Ghostlight, NIS America, Sega, Square Enix, Zen United

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Hi no Tori Hououhen: Gaou no Bouken

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, NES, MS-DOS

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Elixir

Elixir

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software


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