Saturday December 05, 1987

US date format: 12/5/1987, UK date format: 5/12/1987

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 5, 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 James Argent and Tommy Fraser. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. A Better Tomorrow II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball Challenge or Flak Attack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
  • "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at age 38.

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Movies

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A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Opera

Opera

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Overboard

Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Ironweed

Ironweed

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

*batteries not included

*batteries not included

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Anime san jushi

Anime san jushi

Directed by: Keiji Hayakawa

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Frank's Place

Frank's Place

Written by:

Directed by: Helaine Head

Starring: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Country: United States of America

Spuk von draußen

Spuk von draußen

Starring: Hajo Müller

Days to next December 05

If December 05, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home

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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes

Heaven And Hell

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts

And The Band Played On

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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting.

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Patriot Games

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From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Ryan novels--including his latest blockbusters Command Authority and Threat Vector--comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Platform: Commodore 64

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

Flying Shark

Flying Shark

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, PC, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Taito (original); JP Kaneko; JP Ving; NA Romstar (original); NA/EU Firebird; EU Electrocoin (original); EU Model Racing (original)

Battlefield Germany

Battlefield Germany

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Personal Software Services

Basketball Challenge

Basketball Challenge

Platform: IBM micros and compatibles

Flak Attack

Flak Attack

Platform: Arcade, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 4

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 05, 1987?

On December 05, 1987 several famous people were born including, James Argent, Tommy Fraser, Dree Hemingway.

What was the number one song in December 05, 1987?

The number one song in the week of December 05, 1987 was Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle in US and China In Your Hand by T'Pau in UK.

What were the top hits on December 05, 1987?

The top hits on December 05, 1987 were Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle, (I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley, Faith by George Michael in US and China In Your Hand by T'Pau, Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison, Whenever You Need Somebody by Rick Astley in UK.


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