Friday May 01, 1987

US date format: 5/1/1987, UK date format: 1/5/1987

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Shahar Peer and Leonardo Bonucci. In that special week of May people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Hellraiser, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Astonishing Adventures Of Mr Weems And The She Vampires or Bubble Ghost.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
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Events

  • Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

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Movies

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Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Country: United States of America

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Country: United States of America

Snow White

Snow White

Directed by: Michael Berz

Starring: Diana Rigg, Billy Barty, Sarah Patterson, Nicola Stapleton

Tough Guys Don't Dance

Tough Guys Don't Dance

Directed by: Norman Mailer

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe, Wings Hauser

Ishtar

Ishtar

Directed by: Elaine May

Starring: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Vreme za pat

Vreme za pat

Starring: Emilia Radeva, Kosta Tsonev, Maria Kavardjikova, Georgi Novakov

Country: Bulgaria

The Celts

The Celts

Brond

Brond

Days to next May 01

If May 01, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

The Ladies Of Missalonghi

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Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

The Thanatos Syndrome

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Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy. Ballantine Books, Inc.,1987

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon

Windmills Of The Gods

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She's on the glinting edge of East-West confrontation, a beautiful and accomplished scholar who has suddenly become our newest ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, a woman who is about to

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby

Fatherhood

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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...?It's

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Astonishing Adventures Of Mr Weems And The She Vampires

The Astonishing Adventures Of Mr Weems And The She Vampires

Platform: Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze / Shooter game

Publisher: Piranha

Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: SNK

Pac-Mania

Pac-Mania

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX2, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, X68000, ZX Spectrum, Zeebo, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari Games; NA Tengen; EU Domark; EU Grandslam

Bubble Ghost

Bubble Ghost

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple IIGS, Game Boy

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Infogrames (UK, Europe) Accolade (USA) Pony Canyon (Japan)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 01, 1987?

On May 01, 1987 several famous people were born including, Shahar Peer, Leonardo Bonucci, Marcus Drum.

What was the number one song in May 01, 1987?

The number one song in the week of May 01, 1987 was (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on May 01, 1987?

The top hits on May 01, 1987 were (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew, Looking For A New Love by Jody Watley, Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House in US and La Isla Bonita by Madonna, Let It Be by Ferry Aid, Respectable by Mel & Kim in UK.


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