Wednesday January 07, 1987, Orthodox Christmas

US date format: 1/7/1987, UK date format: 7/1/1987

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 7, 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 Lyndsy Fonseca and Serena Ortolani. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. The Stepfather, directed by Joseph Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Whirlwind by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unnatural Causes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4th & Inches or John Elway's Quarterback.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.

Events

  • Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at age 28 the youngest.
  • French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum.

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Famous Deaths

  • : pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at age...

Movies

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The Stepfather

The Stepfather

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

Hotshot

Hotshot

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Jim Youngs, Pelé, Billy Warlock, Jeremy Green

Critical Condition

Critical Condition

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

From Beyond

From Beyond

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

The Fringe Dwellers

The Fringe Dwellers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza, Kylie Belling

TV Series

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Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Directed by: Ray Enright

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses

Directed by: Bill Lyons

Alfons Zitterbacke

Alfons Zitterbacke

The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Directed by: Uli Edel

Days to next January 07

If January 07, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 8 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Whirlwind by James Clavell

Whirlwind

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Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots.

The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot

The Christmas Day Kitten

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The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Perfume

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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands

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Hollywood Husbands are hot...Hollywood Husbands aredynamic...Hollywood Husbands are sexy... Jack Python is the hottest Hollywood Husband of all. He rulesnighttime T.V. and his controversial talk show burns up the ratings, while thewomen he encounters melt.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

ALF: The First Adventure

ALF: The First Adventure

Platform: Apple II Atari ST Commodore 64 MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Box Office

4th & Inches

4th & Inches

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple IIGS, DOS

Genre: American football Sports

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

Platform: Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Brøderbund

The Faery Tale Adventure

The Faery Tale Adventure

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: MicroIllusions Electronic Arts (Genesis version)

John Elway's Quarterback

John Elway's Quarterback

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, Apple IIGS, PC (MS-DOS), ZX Spectrum,

Genre: Traditional football simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games Tradewest (NES version)


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