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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)

Events

  • 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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Movies

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Sien nui yau wan

Sien nui yau wan

Directed by: Siu-Tung Ching

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma, Wai Lam

RoboCop

RoboCop

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

Nowhere to Hide

Nowhere to Hide

Directed by: Mario Azzopardi

Starring: Amy Madigan, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Robin MacEachern, Michael Ironside

Jaws: The Revenge

Jaws: The Revenge

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Country: United States of America

Dung fong tuk ying

Dung fong tuk ying

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Haing S. Ngor, Joyce Godenzi

TV Series

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Fridolin

Fridolin

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter

Karen's Song

Karen's Song

But First This!

But First This!

Der Pickwick Club

Der Pickwick Club

Days to next July 04

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Misery by Stephen King

Misery

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The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent

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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all

Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr

Cultural Literacy

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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society.

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?

Feud

Feud

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Battlefield Germany

Battlefield Germany

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Traditional sports simulator

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter

John Elway's Quarterback

John Elway's Quarterback

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, Apple IIGS, PC (MS-DOS), ZX Spectrum,

Genre: Traditional football simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games Tradewest (NES version)


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