Saturday 5 December 1987
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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.
Wall Street, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing APB or Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 5 December 1987 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
Famous Birthdays:05 December
- 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (world record).
- "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at age 38.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Bill Medley - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
- George Michael - Faith
- Richard Marx - Should've Known Better
- Whitesnake - Is This Love
- Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
- Sting - We'll Be Together
- Whitney Houston - So Emotional
- R.E.M. - The One I Love
- Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?