Sunday February 08, 1987

US date format: 2/8/1987, UK date format: 8/2/1987

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Carolina Kostner and Benjamin Siksou. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Open Your Heart by Madonna. In UK Stand By Me by Ben E King was in the top 5 hits. Tin Men, directed by Barry Levinson, 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 Gung Ho. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dream Zone or Evening Star.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
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Events

  • 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (overtime) at Seattle, Washington.
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Tin Men

Tin Men

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney

Death Before Dishonor

Death Before Dishonor

Directed by: Terry Leonard

Starring: Fred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joseph Gian, Sasha Mitchell

City on Fire

City on Fire

Directed by: Ringo Lam

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Yueh Sun, Danny Lee, Carrie Ng

Masques

Masques

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Robin Renucci, Bernadette Lafont, Monique Chaumette

Personal Services

Personal Services

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

TV Series

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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

Street Legal

Street Legal

Days to next February 08

If February 08, 1987 is your birthday you're 33 years, 7 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 13 days.
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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.

A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein

A Season On The Brink

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Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an

Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

Marilyn

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In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon

Reagan'S America by Garry Wills

Reagan'S America

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Ronald Reagan achieved magical accord with the American people, attuning them to his moral vision of a nation made up of optimistic individualists, tough yet God-fearing, blessed with a special destiny.

Across China by Peter Jenkins

Across China

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In the mid-1970s Peter Jenkins set out across the country's heartland to rediscover America. His stirring account of that extraordinary quest unfolded in the two bestselling books, A Walk Across America

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Driller

Driller

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II

Platform: Commodore 64

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

Dream Zone

Dream Zone

Platform: Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Baudville

Feud

Feud

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Evening Star

Evening Star

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants Ltd.


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