Tuesday October 06, 1987

US date format: 10/6/1987, UK date format: 6/10/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 6, 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 Melissa Baker and Egni Eckert. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Here I Go Again by Whitesnake. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. The Killing Time, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while The New Breed by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anime san jushi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invade-a-Load or Beyond Dark Castle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a Republic
  • Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software for Microsoft Windows 2.0, the first major application for Windows.
  • Fiji becomes a republic.

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Movies

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The Killing Time

The Killing Time

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers, Joe Don Baker

The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

The Year My Voice Broke

The Year My Voice Broke

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Funland

Funland

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: William Windom, David L. Lander, Bruce Mahler, Robert Sacchi

Slumber Party Massacre II

Slumber Party Massacre II

Directed by: Deborah Brock

Starring: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

TV Series

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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

G-Force: Guardians of Space

G-Force: Guardians of Space

Al Helmeya Nights

Al Helmeya Nights

Days to next October 06

If October 06, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The New Breed by W. E. B. Griffin

The New Breed

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From the blistering jungles of Vietnam to the far-flung battlefields of the African Congo, they faced the turmoil of a new era.

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.

Team Yankee by Harold Coyle

Team Yankee

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A realistic depiction of World War III combat follows Captain Sean Bannion and the tank soldiers of Team Yankee as they battle the Russian invasion force, from Hill 214

Freedom by William Safire

Freedom

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In this novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Safire explores the dilemma of how much freedom must be denied individuals to protect the freedom of all.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

I, Ball

I, Ball

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Firebird Software

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)

A Jax

A Jax

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000, PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Konami

Invade-a-Load

Invade-a-Load

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter

Beyond Dark Castle

Beyond Dark Castle

Platform: Apple Macintosh, C64, Apple IIGS, Amiga

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silicon Beach Software


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