Thursday November 05, 1987

US date format: 11/5/1987, UK date format: 5/11/1987

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Kevin Jonas and O J Mayo. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. Flowers in the Attic, directed by Jeffrey Bloom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Straight On Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Falsion or Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
  • St. Laetus
  • Pope Zachary
  • St. Sylvia
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Events

  • Into the Woods opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Iceberg twice the size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic.
  • US Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admits using marijuana.
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Movies

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Flowers in the Attic

Flowers in the Attic

Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom

Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

Country: United States of America

Hearts of Fire

Hearts of Fire

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Bob Dylan, Fiona, Rupert Everett, Julian Glover

Teen Wolf Too

Teen Wolf Too

Directed by: Christopher Leitch

Starring: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

Directed by: Percy Adlon

Starring: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

The Running Man

The Running Man

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

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

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Directed by: Helaine Head

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

Country: United States of America

Die Hausmeisterin

Die Hausmeisterin

Days to next November 05

If November 05, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 10 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Straight On Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell

Straight On Till Morning

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The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”―Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya,

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.

It'S All In The Playing by Shirley MacLaine

It'S All In The Playing

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The fifth volume in one of the most extraordinary personal odysseys of the twentieth century. Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light

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.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Exolon

Exolon

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Enterprise 128, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Hewson

Falsion

Falsion

Platform: Famicom Disk System

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Halls of Montezuma A Battle History of the U.S. Marine Corps

Platform: Apple II/IIGS Amiga Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Studies Group

Feud

Feud

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Bubble Ghost

Bubble Ghost

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Apple IIGS, Game Boy

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Infogrames (UK, Europe) Accolade (USA) Pony Canyon (Japan)


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