Tuesday June 02, 1987

US date format: 6/2/1987, UK date format: 2/6/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 2, 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 Sonakshi Sinha and Matthew Koma. In that special week of June people in US were listening to You Keep Me Hangin' On by Kim Wilde. In UK I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Full Metal Jacket, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roxie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Sceptre or Final Lap.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
  • Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
  • Xenia name day in Slovakia.
  • The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.

Events

  • Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1

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Movies

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Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Country: United States of America

Roxanne

Roxanne

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

Country: United States of America

Predator

Predator

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Country: United States of America

The Puppetoon Movie

The Puppetoon Movie

Directed by: Arnold Leibovit

Starring: Paul Frees, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Dick Beals

TV Series

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Roxie

Roxie

Directed by: Nick Frangione

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Directed by: Gavin Millar

Wolwedans in die Skemer

Wolwedans in die Skemer

Cheng Sing Gong

Cheng Sing Gong

Witness

Witness

Magazine Covers

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Books

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This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

This 'N That

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The outspoken film star writes about her career--from her contract player days at Warner Bros., where she met Ronald Reagan, through her stroke, mastectomy, and return to films--her family, and the notables she has known

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

The Damnation Game

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There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist. Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II, Joseph Whitehead dared to

No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner

No Deals, Mr. Bond

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Between the Danish island of Bornholm and the Baltic coast of East Germany a nuclear submarine of the Royal Navy surfaces under the cloak of darkness.

The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

The Thanatos Syndrome

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

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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure game, Strategy

Publisher: Firebird Software

Final Lap

Final Lap

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

ATV Simulator

ATV Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

Fire Power

Fire Power

Platform: Amiga, Apple IIGS, DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64, WebTV

Genre: Action

Publisher: MicroIllusions

Gauntlet (NES)

Gauntlet (NES)

Platform: NES

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tengen


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