Sunday January 04, 1987

US date format: 1/4/1987, UK date format: 4/1/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 4, 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 Freja Kirk and Jeremstar . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Hotshot, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Word For Word by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Zork or 221B Baker Street.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Events

  • 16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
  • The Chase, Maryland rail wreck: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.

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Movies

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Hotshot

Hotshot

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Jim Youngs, Pelé, Billy Warlock, Jeremy Green

Critical Condition

Critical Condition

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

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NFL

American Football
  • New England Patriots - Denver Broncos : 17 - 22
  • San Francisco 49ers - New York Giants : 3 - 49
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TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Days to next January 04

If January 04, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Word For Word by Andrew A. Rooney

Word For Word

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A collection of often hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always interesting observations by America's favorite curmudgeon. Here in a nationwide bestseller is Rooney at his best--articulating the frustrations of modern life.

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

Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind

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Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Perfume

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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beyond Zork

Beyond Zork

Platform: Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, IBM PC, Commodore 128

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Amegas

Amegas

Platform: Amiga

Publisher: reLINE Software

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Platform: Family Computer Disk System Nintendo Entertainment System Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platform-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Bases Loaded

Bases Loaded

Platform: Arcade, NES, Game Boy, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports: Baseball

Publisher: Jaleco

221B Baker Street

221B Baker Street

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Datasoft


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