Tuesday 5 May 1987
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Samantha Cope and Ian Michael.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew.
In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987
while Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vreme za pat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball Challenge or Fantasy Zone: The Maze.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1987 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Samantha Cope: American actress.
- Ian Michael: Smith; American actor.
- Marija Sestic: Bosnian singer.
- Erika Fong: TV Actress.
- Don Benjamin: Instagram Star.
- Jessie Cave: English actress
- Graham Dorrans: Scottish footballer
- Siim Sellis: Estonian skier
- Marija Šestić: Bosnian singer
- Ian Smith: American actor
- Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
- Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
- Disneyland debuts "Disney Dollars". Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty's Castle are on the $1 bill, Goofy and the Mark Twain Riverboat are on the $5 bill.
- The Assemblies of God defrocks PTL's Jim Bakker.
- Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1987 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
- Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love
- U2 - With Or Without You
- Madonna - La Isla Bonita
- Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
- Prince - Sign O' The Times
- Bryan Adams - Heat Of The Night
- Chris DeBurgh - The Lady In Red
- Fleetwood Mac - Big Love
- Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
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