Tuesday December 01, 1987

US date format: 12/1/1987, UK date format: 1/12/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet and Simon Dawkins. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. A Better Tomorrow II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing APB or Baseball The Season II.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • Digging begins to link England and France under the English Channel.
  • NASA announces the names of four companies who were awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

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Movies

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A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Opera

Opera

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Overboard

Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Ironweed

Ironweed

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

*batteries not included

*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

Spuk von draußen

Spuk von draußen

Starring: Hajo Müller

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 8 days.
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Books

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Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts

And The Band Played On

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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting.

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dance Aerobics

Dance Aerobics

Platform: NES

Genre: Music game, Exercise

Publisher: Nintendo NA Bandai JP

APB

APB

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

E.O.S.: Earth Orbit Station

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Baseball The Season II

Baseball The Season II

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Cinematronics

Hades Nebula

Hades Nebula

Platform: Atari ST Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up


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