Saturday July 04, 1987, US Independence Day
US date format: 7/4/1987, UK date format: 4/7/1987
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Ryan Malmberg and Joseph DeGeorge.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston.
In UK I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Sien nui yau wan, directed by Siu-Tung Ching, 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 Fridolin.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlefield Germany or John Elway's Quarterback.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 04, 1987?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (75 63)
- Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
- Nazi Klaus Barbie, Butcher of Lyon sentenced to life in France
- In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the ''Butcher of Lyon'') is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 04, 1987?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stephanie Mills - I Feel Good All Over
- Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
- Jody Watley - Still A Thrill
- Club Nouveau - Why You Treat Me So Bad
- Jonathan Butler - Lies
- The Isley Brothers - Smooth Sailin' Tonight
- Herb Alpert - Diamonds
- Regina Belle - Show Me The Way
- LL Cool J - I'm Bad
- 4 By Four - Want You For My Girlfriend
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 04If July 04, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 2 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 14 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?