Tuesday December 08, 1987

US date format: 12/8/1987, UK date format: 8/12/1987

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 8, 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 Jana Juricová and Aaron Carter. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987 while Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner or Goldrunner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
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Events

  • Occupied Palestinians start intefadeh (uprising) against Israel
  • President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
  • US President President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles.
  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
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Movies

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Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Country: United States of America

A Better Tomorrow II

A Better Tomorrow II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti, Dean Shek

Opera

Opera

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Overboard

Overboard

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Ironweed

Ironweed

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

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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

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hals über Kopf

Hals über Kopf

Days to next December 08

If December 08, 1987 is your birthday you're 32 years, 9 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 16 days.
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Books

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Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia

Seven Stories Of Christmas Love

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This holiday classic contains personal stories based on Christmas memories. Five of the stories appeared originally in Woman's Day magazine, which initiated a tradition of printing an annual Buscaglia Christmas story

Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Sarum

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A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history.

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

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From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

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.

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope

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When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

After Burner

After Burner

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, PC Engine, Sega 32X, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Death or Glory

Death or Glory

Platform: Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Publisher: CRL Group

ATV Simulator

ATV Simulator

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Codemasters

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Third-Person Rail Shooter Platformer

Publisher: JP Disc Original Group; NA Acclaim Entertainment

Goldrunner

Goldrunner

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: vertically scrolling shooter


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